Gombo Zhebes Epub ↠ Hardcover

Gombo Zhebes ❰Reading❯ ➿ Gombo Zhebes Author Lafcadio Hearn – Thomashillier.co.uk Originally published in 1885 Gombo Zhebes is a collection of 352 Creole proverbs selected from 6 dialects Included are selections from the Creole of French Guyana the Creole of Haiti the Creole of New originally published in Gombo Zhebes is a collection of Creole proverbs selected from dialects Included are selections from the Creole of French Guyana the Creole of Haiti the Creole of New Orleans the Creole of Martiniue the Creole of Mauritius and the Creole of Trinidad The proverbs are translated into French and into English.


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  1. Hank Horse Hank Horse says:

    An intriguing trilingual English French Creole compendium of Creole proverbs gathered oh 100 years ago by Lafcadio HearnSome favoritesWhat you lose in the fire you will find in the ashesHe is drunk with doing nothingIt's only the shoes that know if the stockings have holesGoing gently about a thing won't prevent its being doneWhen you eat with the devil see that your spoon is longHearn's intermittent annotations are interesting and useful in drawing out the meaning of some of the obscure ones though not all of them are annotated is there a french pun in Le bon temps fait manuer du derriere au crapaud that gets lost when translated as Idleness leaves the frogs without buttocks


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