Chinese pidgin English

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Chinese pidgin English

  1. An English-lexifier pidgin used along the Chinese coast from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
    • 2015, James Lambert, “Lexicography as a teaching tool: A Hong Kong case study”, in Lan Li, Jamie McKeown and Liming Liu, editors, Dictionaries and corpora: Innovations in reference science. Proceedings of ASIALEX 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, page 146:
      The term missy appears to be a Chinese Pidgin English term from English miss + the Cantonese phonotactic suffix -ee/-y, though perhaps owes something to the pre-existing British English diminutive of miss.

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