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  • cognettes.

    June 18, 2009

  • gotcha.
    perhaps we could call sabi and savvy cognates, then, as they are derivations of cognates. daughters of cognates?

    June 18, 2009

  • Wikipedia suggests:
    "Being derived partly from the present day Edo/Delta area of Nigeria, there are still some leftover words from the Portuguese language in pidgin English (Portuguese trade ships traded slaves from the Bight of Benin). For example, 'you sabi do am?' means 'do you know how to do it?' 'Sabi' means 'to know' or 'to know how to' just as 'to know' is 'saber' in Portuguese."

    I might read further when I can be bothered :-)

    June 18, 2009

  • after 'savvy'?

    June 18, 2009

  • Nigerian English - someone who behaves as if he/she knows everything.

    June 18, 2009