2008-10-06

vocabulary expansion via poetry

bai : go
ta bayendo : is going, are going

biento or bientu : wind
bòter : bottle
den : in, within
kènter : tilt, slant
kontra when used as a preposition means against
nan : they, them, their
nort or nòrt : north
obstrukshon : obstruction
para : stop
tempo or tempu : time

ku is a word of many functions; sometimes it translates into English as with.

Equipped with the vocabulary above, plus words we have already encountered in this blog, we can now read the first stanza of a mysterious poem by Pedro R. Velásquez:

Nan ta bayendo nòrt
ku un bòter den nan kurason
Den nan obstrukshon di tempo
nan ta para i kènter kontra biento.

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