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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

If pa yo means theirs and pa mwen means mine, how do you say not mine? pa pa mwen?

Actually yes :)
Does it sound weird to you :)

This is not mine.
Sa se pa pa mwen an. (uncontracted)
Sa se pa pa m nan. (contracted)

This is not yours.
Sa se pa pa w la.

Can you just imagine all the beautiful puns you can create with verbiage like these!


  1. Wait just a second here
    A sentence arrangement like "Sa se pa pa mwen." could mean "This is my dad" or it could mean "This is not mine."?

  2. I guess it could.

    Sa se papa mwen.
    This is my father.

    Sa se pa pa m nan non.
    This is not mine.