Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"na me dis" ?

na me dis = this is me; here i am; i am present.

one of my favorite expressions in pidgin english. the lingua franca of the northwest and southwest provinces in cameroon. na me dis speaks volumes... about identity, cross-culture, self-knowledge, confidence and presence. all major themes in this blog o!
...btw, that "o" is added to the end of many expressions in pidgin for emphasis or enthusiasm.

1 comment:

  1. just realized – much, much later than i should have! – that i need to credit the person i first learned "na me dis o!" from in cameroon... both the phrase and the philosophy:

    it's mike... just search for "mike" on the blog and you'll see.

    mohamad :)