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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

What does the phrase “e moun yo ye” mean?

It is translated as "are they people?"

"are you a person? - "se moun ou ye?"
Ususally it is said in the context of : e moun yo ye? (Are they people/humans?) ---- Also, se moun ou ye? (Are you human?) based on a person's uncompassionate behavior.
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Doesn't this mean "are THEY people/human?"
e...ye-> are
moun -> people/human
yo-> they

Why wouldn't “e moun OU ye” instead mean "are you a person?"

Mandaly says:
You are correct!
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2 comments:

  1. Doesn't this mean "are THEY people/human?"
    e...ye-> are
    moun -> people/human
    yo-> they

    Why wouldn't “e moun OU ye” instead mean "are you a person?"

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  2. This site is amazing. As you may have noted sometimes the 's' in 'se' gets dropped off (elided) in speech. So for example, "se vre?" often comes out as "e vre?" when someone wants to interject an "is that so?" expression.

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