Learning Crucian with Mami
To everyone else I might be Lynnette or Lyly but to my children I am Mami or Mom as we say it in Crucian1, while my son was born in the Virgin Islands he has lived in France since he was 2 years old, everyone kept saying 1 parent 1 language works but some how it didn’t in our case. My son doesn’t speak any of our local creole and barely anything of English even though I’ve only spoken to him in our creole. There should be a need to speak creole since I don’t speak French and we do have frustrations because of the language barriers but that’s not enough I guess. So I decided now was the perfect time to teach him and his soon to be 1 year old sister the language.
1Crucian is the English based creole spoken on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
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