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Learn a bit of Guernsey French
This is the start of our series looking at some simple Guernsey French sentences and how to say them.
This is your chance to learn Guernsey French.
Local language experts Harry and Hazel Tomlinson joined Kay Langlois on BBC Guernsey to discuss Guernsey French and bring the first in the series of saying to islanders.
If you want to try your hand at speaking Patois then this is the place to start either use the phonetic spelling below or listen and repeat via the link on the right.
The format for the sayings are as following:
Written in Patois
Banjour, comme tchi que l'affaire va?
En amas bien, merci.
Pas trop mal, merci, et dauve vous?
Vites-ous le Praesse, méquerdi?
Oui, i dit, "Le Guernésiais est-i difficile à llierre
Pas si tu l'llies dans l' Praesse.
V'là qui vaout!
À la perchoine.
last updated: 02/05/2008 at 11:57
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