By Hector Kamdem
This ebook is a straightforward and transparent presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an city early life sociolect in Cameroon. It offers this sociolect as an outgrowth of language touch phenomena that experience fossilized particularly round the Littoral quarter of Cameroon. Methodologically talking, it makes use of a lexicographic in addition to an ethnographic method of facts assortment. Lexical parts were accrued from such diversified assets as Cameroonian well known song, on-line discussion groups and boards like fb, blogs, Youtube movies and so forth. along with there have been staff conversations prepared for the gathering of information. the main energy of this booklet lies within the variety and authenticity of its resources that are all traceable. in addition, the entire ordinary statements it makes in regards to the foundation, semantic different types, grammatical sessions of the lexis of Camfranglais are the results of the mandatory lexical manipulations that are meant to precede those statements. an entire alphabetical lexicon of Camfranglais is gifted, and, the place possile, etymologies are given. For all entries, genuine examples are quoted in order to advisor the reader to the use of phrases. Idiomatic expressions also are provided for various lexical entries. The e-book will function reference for these engaged on Camfranglais in addition to a kick off point for lexico-semantic reviews on Camfranglais.
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To the above list could be added the following other items obtained from my own research: • Anglo, an awkward person < From the French or English Anglophone. • Appuyer, to make love < From the French appuyer, to make love. • Ballon d’Or, pregnancy usually unwanted < From the French. A FIFA best player award. • Bamenda, a stupid person < From the name of an English-speaking town in Cameroon. • Biafrais, a pejorative way of referring to Nigerians or Cameroonians from the Anglophone part of the country.
This does not appear to have been done in other studies. As such, this study can make more or less exact claims, since such claims are in fact a result of data manipulation. For example, before arguing that the English-sounding words of Camfranglais rather relate more to Pidgin, we make a comparison of these two sources and display our results in percentages. It also gives graphic assistance in understanding certain words and concepts. Finally, the very fact that Camfranglais is a phenomenon of my generation and it is something I use on a day-to-day basis, which gives me a relatively greater insight into it compared to other linguists who only have studied it.
Two items, Camfranglais and Francamglais, are the names speakers give to their way of speaking. 3 Sex and Sexuality This domain is the second most elaborated single domain in Camfranglais (144 items). It is one of the top topics of discussion in Camfranglais and shall be treated in great detail here. Sexual intercourse is the most represented of sub-domain with 33 items denoting sex. These items depict sex as an act in which the male is the agent and the female the recipient. They are the following: Appuyer, Bangaliser, Bole avec, Chicotte, Chose, Combo, Couper, Cut, Ecraser, Faire, Fesser, Fika, Fom, Fuck, Gnass, Kombo, Kout, Laver le ndolè, Léger, Libérer, Limer, Match, Mbinda, Ntot, Ntuma, Ntui, Niass, Nioxer, Niquer, Pistacher, Sacager, Tanner, Tuer and Zekezeke.