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Creole Made Easy

9780967993713-smallSimple instruction of Haitian Creole for English speaking people

by Wally Turnbull

Ideal for students of the Creole language, newcomers, and visitors to Haiti.

This book, by one of the leading authorities on the Creole language, will have you understanding and speaking basic Creole in a few days. Using the first few lessons and the extensive dictionary/word list at the back of the book you will be able to make yourself understood in two or three hours. Only practice will make your Creole perfect but by the end of these sixteen 15-20 minute lessons you will have the ability and confidence for that practice. Read customer reviews.

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Creole Made Easy Workbook

9780967993775-smallExpanded Guide and Practical Lessons for the Creole Made Easy Textbook.

by Betty J Turnbull

This workbook is ideal for students of the Creole language and newcomers to Haiti. It contains expanded explanations for the Creole Made Easy textbook lessons and additional examples, as well as descriptive and pictorial illustrations to make the lessons easy to understand and remember.

Practice worksheets and self-tests with keys for each chapter
Additional bonus chapters with applied Creole and practical lessons including:

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Creole Made Easy Pronunciation Guide

cmepg-smallTwo CD set pronunciation practice guide

Accompanies the book Creole Made Easy

by Wally Turnbull

This set of two CDs provides a pronunciation guide for the Creole language. The Creole words and sentences in each of the sixteen lessons of the book Creole Made Easy are spoken so that the student may listen and practice.

The Creole words and phrases are first spoken slowly and deliberately for maximum pronunciation emphasis. They are then repeated at a slow speaking pace with slight inflection for better contextual practice.

The CDs cover

  • How to pronounce Creole letters and words
  • The basic elements of Creole grammar
  • Sixteen easy 15-20 minute lessons
  • Easy practice exercises in English with Creole translation

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Creole Made Easy Dictionary

9781611530100-smallTranslate English Word to Haitian Creole and Creole Words to English

by Wally Turnbull

A handy supplement to the Creole Made Easy textbook.

Ideal for work teams, medical teams, students of the Creole language, newcomers, and visitors to Haiti.

Translate words from English to Haitian Creole and Creole to English. In addition to general vocabulary most medical terms are also included. Alternate meanings are listed along with the primary meaning of words.

This is a practical reference for those who speak English wanting to learn and practice Creole and for Creole speakers who want to learn and practice English. This translation dictionary is ideal for work teams and medical teams as well as students and visitors to Haiti.

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Hidden Meanings

9780967993768-smallTruth and Secret in Haiti's Creole Proverbs

by Wally Turnbull

For those who love Haiti and students of language and culture.

Featuring over 1200 entries in Creole and English, this is, to date, the most varied and accurate collection of the colorful proverbs that characterize Haiti and her people. Translating a Creole proverb into English requires a fluency of not only both languages, but also of culture, an idiom more difficult to learn than any offered in a grammar book.

Hardcover edition of over 250 pages containing more than 1200 entries including:

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God Is No Stranger

9780967993737-smallHaitian prayers in Creole with English translations

Translation by Eleanor Turnbull with photographs by Wally Turnbull

This is a prayer book, but it is unlike many others you may have seen. This book is unique, not only because each prayer is accompanied by a striking photograph, but because each prayer is an example of sincere, heartfelt communication with God. This is a book which teaches the essence of true prayer.

Printed in the original Creole language with English translations, these prayers reflect the paradoxically childlike yet deep faith of a mountain people who have come to know God as a Friend acquainted with their culture and daily lives.

These prayers are refreshing and heartwarming, sometimes almost humorous because of the homespun metaphors which are used.

The photograph which accompanies each prayer tells a story by itself.

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Janjak and Freda go to the Iron Market

9781611530629-smallby Elizabeth Turnbull

In this first book of the bilingual Janjak and Freda series, cousins Janjak and Freda go with their godmother on an exciting adventure to Haiti's famous Iron Market. While there, they make many new friends, taste new fruits, and show the value of helping others when a runaway goat causes havoc in the market. The colorful text and beautiful illustrations will leave children dreaming up their own adventures.

This story is told in such a way that the characters, scenery, and plot will be meaningful to both English speaking children and Creole speaking children. Rather than a literal translation, the Creole text has been rewritten by Wally Turnbull to provide the most authentic experience for Creole speakers. Illustrations by Mark Jones.

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Town and Country Creole Cooking

9780967993799-smallTraditional and Modern Recipes of Haiti

by Betty and Wally Turnbull

Haiti is world famous for its delicious, spice-laden foods such as rice and beans, griyo and pen patat. Town and Country brings these delicacies into your home – no matter where you live. We have included an assortment of easy traditional and modern Haitian Creole and French-influenced recipes, as well as selections from famous Haitian restaurants.

Our straightforward directions and simple format make your cooking experience as easy as possible, while striving to maintain the authenticity of Haitian cuisine. Town and Country is loaded with extras, variations, and time saving suggestions that make it a cook-friendly recipe collection.

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Bel Peyi Mwen - My Beautiful Country

9780967993744-smallColoring book of Haitian scenes

by Elizabeth Turnbull and Kristopher Battles

A coloring book of original drawings of scenes from everyday life in Haiti. Each picture has a short text telling the story of life in rural Haiti.

Elizabeth Turnbull was born and raised in Haiti. She received her BA degree from Wake Forest University, majoring in English and journalism. Her inspiration for her descriptions spring from her love of Haiti and her people.

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Bonnwit Kabrit

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In this delightful, rhyming bedtime story, children journey across Haiti, saying goodnight to scenes the nation's children would know from their daily lives.

From the calico cat to the pink flowers of the bouganvillea to the sweet goat nestled beneath the starry sky, children will embark on an exciting bedtime journey as one by one they say, bonnwit. Words of Haitian Creole are sprinkled throughout the text to expand children's vocabulary and introduce them to a new language. A helpful pronunciation guide at the back teaches readers how to say the words aloud.

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