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Saturday, February 9, 2013

10s, 50s, 80s translation? "The nineteen teens was a decade that consisted of justice for the working citizens of America." or "Yet Americans in the fifties saw their share of conflict and strife." or "She lived in San Francisco in the eighties."

So, we're saying: about 10, about 20, ...about 30 ?

add "-èn"
about 10 → yon dizèn
about 40 → yon karantèn
about 50 → yon senkantèn
about 100 → yon santèn

or add "... konsa" after the number.
about 70 → swasanndis konsa
about 500 people → yon senksan moun konsa

1. There's about 10 oranges in this box.
     Gen yon dizèn zoranj nan bwat.

2.  Only about 20 people showed up.
      Sèlman yon ventèn moun te vini.

3.  How old do you think she is?  I think she's in her fifties.
     Ki laj ou panse l ye? M panse li nan senkantèn yo.

4.  Hundreds of people drowned when that boat went own.
     Plizyè santèn moun te neye lè bato a te koule.

5. The volunteers went to Haiti and built thousands of houses.
     Volontè yo t'ale Ayiti e yo te bati plizyè milye kay.

6. To feed all these people, we'd have to kill about 4 to 5 hundred goats.
    Pou nouri tout moun sa yo, nou ta dwe touye kat a senksan kabrit konsa.
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Since we are on the subject of numbers, alongside wanting to know about the years like the nineteen teens; the nineteen thirties; the nineteen sixties; etc, what about age? Examples, "President Obama is in his early fifties." "My professor is in his mid thirties." "My best friend is in his late twenties." Now, how are these sentences translated? "He is twelve years my senior." and "He is three years my junior." What are all the names of each age group in creole? -One who is between the age of 10 and 19
-One who is between the age of 20 and 29
-One who is between the age of 30 and 39
-One who is between the age of 40 and 49
-One who is between the age of 50 and 59
-One who is between the age of 60 and 69
-One who is between the age of 70 and 79
-One who is between the age of 80 and 89
-One who is between the age of 90 and 99
-One who is between the age of 100 and beyond.
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  1. The nineteen teens → ane dis yo, or ane 1910 yo

    the nineteen thirties → ane trant yo, or ane 1930 yo

    the nineteen sixties → ane swasant yo, or ane 1960 yo

    "President Obama is in his early fifties."
    “Prezidan Obama fèk koumanse senkantèn ni.”
    "Prezidan Obama nan koumansman senkantèn ni."

    "My professor is in his mid thirties."
    “Pwofesè m nan nan mi trantèn ni.”
    “Pwofesè m nan nan trannsenkan yo konsa.”

    "My best friend is in his late twenties."
    “Pi bon zanmi m nan nan fen ventèn li.”

    "He is twelve years my senior."
    “Li gen douzan plis pase m”
    “Li gen douzan depase m.”

    "He is three years my junior."
    “Li gen twazan mwens pase m.”
    “Mwen gen twazan depase l.”

    The names of each stage of development in creole?
    childhood → anfans
    puberty → kwasans, pibète
    adolecense → adolesans
    adult → adilt
    middle age → antdezaj
    old age → granmoun, pèsonaj

    One who is between the age of 20 and 29 → ventèn
    He's in his twenties.
    Li nan ventèn ni.

    One who is between the age of 30 and 39 → trantèn
    He's in his thirties.
    Li nan trantèn ni.

    One who is between the age of 40 and 49 → karantèn
    He must be in his forties.
    Li dwe nan karantèn yo konsa.

    One who is between the age of 50 and 59 → senkantèn
    She must be in her fifties.
    Li dwe nan senkantèn yo konsa. 

    One who is between the age of 60 and 69 → swasantèn
    He's in his sixties.
    Li nan swasantèn ni.

    One who is between the age of 70 and 79 → swasandis, swasanndizan yo konsa.
    He looks to be in his seventies.
    Li sanble nan swasanndizan yo konsa.

    One who is between the age of 80 and 89 → katreventèn
    He's in his eighties.
    Li nan katreventèn ni.

    One who is between the age of 90 and 99 → katrevendis, katrevendizan yo konsa
    She must be in her nineties.
    Li dwe nan katrevendizan yo konsa.

    One who is between the age of 100 and beyond → santèn
    She must be about a hundred years old.
    Li dwe nan santèn ni konsa.



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  1. I am very sorry if I rushed you into answering my questions. I was just wondering if you had got them all that's all. But, I must admit that I had very little doubt about the question on gerunds because it has been a month since I posted that questions. So, I wasn't sure if it was deleted or that it had never reached you. Regarding this question above, I was talking about the decades, again very good information you gave, something I will add on to my knowledge. But, I was talking about decades like, the roaring twenties, the nifty fifties, or the greedy eighties. That is why I posted example sentences alongside the question to give an idea of what I was specifically talking about. I do blame myself for not being specific on the question. This is not your FAULT. It's mine. I'll try to do that on all my future questions. Thank you for all of your response and I apologize for the pressure.

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    1. Dakò. I'll make a reference to this comment when I do post a blurb on talking about the years in the way you've described in Creole.
      I'll send an alert to Formspring when I do post it.

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  2. Since we are on the subject of numbers, alongside wanting to know about the years like the nineteen teens; the nineteen thirties; the nineteen sixties; etc, what about age? Examples, "President Obama is in his early fifties." "My professor is in his mid thirties." "My best friend is in his late twenties." Now, how are these sentences translated? "He is twelve years my senior." and "He is three years my junior." What are all the names of each age group in creole? -One who is between the age of 10 and 19
    -One who is between the age of 20 and 29
    -One who is between the age of 30 and 39
    -One who is between the age of 40 and 49
    -One who is between the age of 50 and 59
    -One who is between the age of 60 and 69
    -One who is between the age of 70 and 79
    -One who is between the age of 80 and 89
    -One who is between the age of 90 and 99
    -One who is between the age of 100 and beyond.

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    1. The nineteen teens → ane dis yo, or ane 1910 yo

      the nineteen thirties → ane trant yo, or ane 1930 yo

      the nineteen sixties → ane swasant yo, or ane 1960 yo

      "President Obama is in his early fifties."
      “Prezidan Obama fèk koumanse senkantèn ni.”
      "Prezidan Obama nan koumansman senkantèn ni."

      "My professor is in his mid thirties."
      “Pwofesè m nan nan mi trantèn ni.”
      “Pwofesè m nan nan trannsenkan yo konsa.”

      "My best friend is in his late twenties."
      “Pi bon zanmi m nan nan fen ventèn li.”

      "He is twelve years my senior."
      “Li gen douzan plis pase m”
      “Li gen douzan depase m.”

      "He is three years my junior."
      “Li gen twazan mwens pase m.”
      “Mwen gen twazan depase l.”

      The names of each stage of development in creole?
      childhood → anfans
      puberty → kwasans, pibète
      adolecense → adolesans
      adult → adilt
      middle age → antdezaj
      old age → granmoun, pèsonaj

      One who is between the age of 20 and 29 → ventèn
      He's in his twenties.
      Li nan ventèn ni.

      One who is between the age of 30 and 39 → trantèn
      He's in his thirties.
      Li nan trantèn ni.

      One who is between the age of 40 and 49karantèn
      He must be in his forties.
      Li dwe nan karantèn yo konsa.

      One who is between the age of 50 and 59 → senkantèn
      She must be in her fifties.
      Li dwe nan senkantèn yo konsa.

      One who is between the age of 60 and 69 → swasantèn
      He's in his sixties.
      Li nan swasantèn ni.

      One who is between the age of 70 and 79 → swasandis, swasanndizan yo konsa.
      He looks to be in his seventies.
      Li sanble nan swasanndizan yo konsa.

      One who is between the age of 80 and 89 → katreventèn
      He's in his eighties.
      Li nan katreventèn ni.

      One who is between the age of 90 and 99 → katrevendis, katrevendizan yo konsa
      She must be in her nineties.
      Li dwe nan katrevendizan yo konsa.

      One who is between the age of 100 and beyond → santèn
      She must be about a hundred years old.
      Li dwe nan santèn ni konsa.

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  3. Can epòk be used to replace ane? For example, "Nan epòk senkant yo, segregasyon te pli vizib nan sid etazini."(In the nineteen fifties, segregation was more visible in the south.)

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