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This book is a classic, a milestone in the study of Caribbean languages and the product of decades of research and hundreds of interviews. The entries are meticulously documented both historically and by area, with variants and explanations. It is in many ways an encyclopedia of Caribbean culture.
Any language changes and moves on, and in certain respects the DJE will now be out of date, but that in no way diminishes its value. This was the first major dictionary of any Caribbean language (and the "95% rubbish" dismissal on this page is way off the mark.)
 

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Not an accurate depiction of my dialect. The title is off should be Jamaican Patios not English before you buy this book consult a native Jamaican. So far 95% rubbish.

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Lots of fun to explore. Good for creative thinking. I looked up "merrywang" and spent an hour looking around.

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