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Old Aug 16th 2016, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: Closest written languages to English

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There used to be a dozen or so dialects/languages of the US Eastern coast, mostly created on the many isolated islands found there. Most of them are long gone now and I'd expect this Gullah-thing to disappear soon enough like the others - for exactly the same reasons.

And no, I've never sung "Kumbayah" whatever the fuck that is.

Does anyone know what "Kumbayah" is?



Just another bastardized form of English if you ask me. I know dozens of people who presume to speak this 'language'. It seems a whole lot like Scottish English or American black English. Basically an English language with English grammar and just changing a few particular nouns/verbs. I have a hard time considering such code-languages as real languages since they seem designed to be exclusive rather than be inclusive - since it is the purpose of language to communicate. Using a language specifically to exclude people seems anti-communicative and therefore, anti-language to me.
Thank you very much for that information. As for Kumbaya, I have to say I'm surprised that you haven't heard it. Here it is; (I think Kumbaya means 'Come by here'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo9AH4vG2wA

And lyrics;

"Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah!
Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah!
Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah.
O Lord, Kum ba yah

Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
O Lord, Kum ba yah

Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah!
Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah!
Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah!
O Lord, Kum ba yah

Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah!
O Lord, Kum ba yah



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