Haitian Kreyol in Ten Steps: DIS PA nan lang ayisyen-an

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 4, 2009 - Reference - 138 pages
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THIS HANDBOOK is a proven learning tool that helps English speakers develop a basic com-petency in Haitian Kreyol. Its content is based on the Haiti’s Ministry of National Education’s standardization of January 31, 1980. It is a simple and comprehensive source book which synthesizes the diverse information regarding the rules and principles of Haitian Kreyol spelling and grammar Published since 1991, Haitian Kreyol in Ten Steps has been selected by several professors and linguists as their preferred teaching or grammar reference book. In five successive editions and a glossary of 1,200 words, Roger E. Savain has tailored this handbook for maximum effectiveness. Its methodology and organization has been developed over years of practical teaching application. In this revised and strengthened sixth edition, Savain eases the reader, once more, into comprehension of the primary sounds of Haitian Kreyol by emphasizing the four fundamental principles and the ten basic vowel sounds. The rules that govern the language remain reliably constant. Their application will highlight similarities with English and facilitate basic command of Haitian Kreyol.
 

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Contents

WHAT IS HAITIAN KREYOL?
9
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND BASIC SOUNDS VOWELS AND SEMIVOWELS
13
THE CONSONANTS AND THE ALPHABET
19
TYPES AND FORMS OF SENTENCES
27
THE NOUNS GENDER AND NUMBER
31
THE PRONOUNS
35
THE DETERMINERS THE ADJECTIVES
45
THE VERBS
59
THE COPULA TO BE
71
LEXICAL NOTES
81
APPENDICES
93
HISTORICAL NOTES
94
GLOSSARY
116
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