Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: University of West Indies

Lawd A Mercy: The Bible Gets Translated Into Patois

Words by Jesse Serwer, via BBC and Reid Van Renesse

For the first time, Jesus will be communicating to Jamaicans in their own language. According to an in-depth story posted on the BBC’s website Christmas Eve, translators at the Bible Society in Kingston are developing a Patois Bible, which they intend to publish in time for the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence in August. Meanwhile, congregants at Jamaica’s Spanish Town Tabernacle are already reading from a good book entitled Jiizas: di Buk We Luuk Rait bout Im.

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