Wednesday 26 September 2012

Local Lingo

Found in the  Royal Air Force magazine: Slipstream  (15.10.1943) (Rhodesian Air Training Group)
Not PC but the phonetic spelling is priceless

In addition to being a medium for speech with the natives, it is interesting to note that when natives of differing tribes talk to one another they use partly Kitchen Kafir in their conversation.

It is their own particular form of Esperanto.

LL1, Local Lingo or KK

Also, more, too, - Futee.
Deliver ..... Humbeeza.
Daughter - Pikanini Missis.
Small (amount) - Bechana.
Woman - Umfarzee.
Near, close - Duza.
Give - Niga.

Hang up my hat - Fargah pezula ma skorga.
Not here - Ikorna lapah.
Stop talking (or "shut up") - Tula.
What did you say? - Eenee wena kuluma.
Wake me at 5.30 ........... Meena foona vuga passfive
I want you to clean the room - Meena foona wena tarnyella na sula lo kyer.


Recompiled by Eddy Norris, for use on Our Rhodesian Heritage blog that ORAFs administers.
Material made available by Vic Mackenzie. Thanks Vic

Please note that ORAFs (Eddy Norris ) does not condone the "K" word that is used in this document but acknowledges that that was the way people spoke in this period of time.
No offence is meant or intended.
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