You May Find these Linguistics Definitions Useful in the Future…
Here is a short little linguistics lesson or information sharing on something that you may find helpful in the future…for instance when reading my upcoming book!
First, what is a Pidgin?
I spelled it correctly. No, it is not a bird. It is a type of language. I won’t bore you with the official definition. But it is a marginal language, a juncture where two languages meet. The people who meet to trade or communicate for other means use a simplified version of one of the languages and parts of the other language. The resulting language is called a pidgin language.
Next, what is a creole?
This is not a person or a group of people, at least not this definition. The Creole people in south Louisiana speak a perfect example of a creole language though. A creole language is where a pidgin language now has native speakers. The author of the book, Historical Linguistics: An Introduction, Third Edition, stated that creole languages usually developed through marriage of individuals who only had pidgin language in common, so their children grew up speaking the pidgin language. Over time the pidgin language filled out and became a fuller language able to meet all communication needs of its speakers.
Louisiana Creole is a French based Creole language. Think of Louisiana Creole when thinking of a creole language.
Telling you more now will be giving too much away. Your linguistic lesson is now over for today! I’ll remind you of this post closer to the time the book is ready to come out. You may want to refresh your memory as you read the book!
Update on Descendent from Beyond
I have received the manuscript from my editor and I will be feverishly working on those edits and more importantly suggestions for things to change and add. It seems a little daunting right now, but I know once I get in there the changes and additions will move quickly. Beta readers, I hope to get the manuscript to y’all in a week. Expect an email from me detailing what I want you to be looking for and commenting on.