creole

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See also: Creole, créole, and Créole

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

See Creole. Attested in English to refer to language from the 18th century.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹi.əʊl/
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  • (US) enPR: krēʹōl, IPA(key): /ˈkɹioʊl/
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Noun[edit]

creole (plural creoles)

  1. (linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.
    • 1818, The Methodist Magazine, page 317:
      There are three orders of people: those who were alive when the French possessed the island: they understand the good French; those who were born in the heat of the Revolution, and who have arrived at maturity without instruction, these speak only Creole []
    • 1966, Beryl Loftman Bailey, Jamaican Creole Syntax[1], page 144:
      From the point of view of syntactic analysis, I have shown how transformational theory may be applied to the syntax of a Creole language.

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  1. ^ Creole, n. and adj.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, March 2013.

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creole f

  1. feminine plural of creolo

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