- Jan 4, 2009
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He stay one Sole'? I've heard Soles say "pah" but nevah "bah" (Soles get hard time saying words with "b" since not in native tongue). Maybe get different kine pidgin fo' soles, but no can mix da two, bad enough the Missionaries wen mess up the Hawaiian language because they too lazy fo' translate the Baibala Hemolele into more than one dialect. I hear pidgin being diluted with more words new replacing old and it saddens me. I know what I speak isn't the same as my kupunas but I wish it was so it wouldn't get lost. I was raised mainly Kailua/Waimanalo but spent years living on Big Island and Maui, and get family Kaua'i so I hear subtle variations all ova but "fink" and "bah" never in the pidgin vocabulary I grew up with. I rather stay makule, preserve what I know. Old dog no like learn new tricks. :shaka:
you know uncle, couple teacher kine guys i wala`au before time wen said, pidgin stay dying. the keiki dem talk mo hip hop kine talk now. and small kine true, cuz wen i talk story wit my younger cousins dem, da kine words they choosin mo differnt. the accents same kine but, planny words now same t'ing mainland kids using. but you know what? still yet when i talk with dem, they know what i saying too. even if i going say t'ings the old way. so sounds to me, look mo like pidgin evolvin' adding mo kine words to the "dictionary". befo time, the plantation when hanau pidgin so da japanee can talk to the portagee to da pilipino to da pake, etc. but now a days, talk story no mo da kine limits. not to say we talk all kine hybolics now, but when pidgin to da max when first come out, choke words stay dea, i nevah know da kine meaning too. some was too new fo me, some too old, some too country, some town kine pidgin, maui pidgin, and so forth. so even during my "hanabata" days, pidgin stay evolving. not even growing up, just evolving. not too say waht la`ie boy was typingwas pidgin, cuz to me was half pidgin half teenager computer talk, but das how pidgin going go.
no worries too uncle, stay people like me who go jellys erytime and go thru da books and go thru estate sales for pidgin kine stuffs. i collect everything from vinyl to comic books to letters, because fo reals, das my kupunas talk too. funny ting is me, i nevah hula, nevah paddle, i surf and fish but not like da oddah braddahs. nevah even play `ukulele too til now, my kuleana was collecting stories and mo`olelo.
all kapakahi my typing ah?