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Old August 7th, 2006, 09:56 PM
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Other pidgin expressions that make visitors go "huh????"

"Stay go" as in "I stay go. You going come too?" Or, conversely, "you going stay?"
"bambucha" or "bumboolah"
"ass why hahd"
people on Oahu say "no?" at the end of sentences. People on Maui say "yeah?" at the end of sentences, as in "you coming too, no?"
"karang da alas" (ouch!)
"Habut face" (pouting)

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Old August 7th, 2006, 10:18 PM
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Also, to "CLOSE THE LIGHT" or "CLOSE THE TV" = "switch off", Then "P-YOU" the match (put it out), "P-YOU" the light (switch it off)
Actually we say pio like in ho'opio, but sound like you saying p-you because wit pidgin we no say um rite no.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 10:37 PM
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Actually we say pio like in ho'opio, but sound like you saying p-you because wit pidgin we no say um rite no.
Yeah, it's a dialectical difference between the islands. Plus, some won't know how to pronounce "pio" (they might say "PIE-OH" instead of sort of running the "i" and "o" together). Pronouncing it "pew" leaves the inflection a bit short.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:21 PM
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Does stink eye count?
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:31 PM
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people on Oahu say "no?" at the end of sentences.
Umm... no. They don't.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:33 PM
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"Lose money!" = what a waste of time, or similar
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:39 PM
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Umm... no. They don't.
My cuz's who live in Honolulu say that all the time! And they live in Kailua, Manoa, around Punchbowl...

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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:31 AM
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"I like..."

seems to be more of a local thing...

ie;

"I like see"... Instead of a more propper version of "May I please see that"

(or is this just poor parenting?)
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:38 AM
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My cuz's who live in Honolulu say that all the time! And they live in Kailua, Manoa, around Punchbowl...
Erm. Are they Bulgarian mobsters? The "no" thing sounds more of a European construct than pidgin. I mean, you can hear it at the end of, "That's a big house, no?" But not so much, "Big da house, no?" Except when doing some kind of bizarre Russian-Japanese impression or something.

I can see, maybe, it being some weird adaptation of the "ka" suffix in Japanese, but I figure the more likely result would be "ne" not "no."

Sure, pidgin can be just about anything, and individual families probably have all kinds of weird quirks (which I suspect this is). But I'm pretty sure you won't find your "no" assertion in "Pidgin to da Max" or a Lee Tonouchi book.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:54 AM
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Old August 8th, 2006, 03:32 AM
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"Can or no can. No such ting as try" - Yoda (local version) lol
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Old August 8th, 2006, 06:42 AM
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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I agree..................
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:10 AM
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When we stay for go dakine's li'dat?!
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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wen i steh all pau li dat wit da kine stuffs li dat, we steh goin, cuz.
cuz on da MaiTai cat, da buggah steh goin!
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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there is no 'can' big enuff.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:34 AM
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:00 PM
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Man, this tread shmall-kine bring back mem'ries!!

Haven't heard it much last couple times I've been home, but we used "khadafi" for steal.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:01 PM
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The "no" thing sounds more of a European construct than pidgin. I mean, you can hear it at the end of, "That's a big house, no?" But not so much, "Big da house, no?" Except when doing some kind of bizarre Russian-Japanese impression or something.

I can see, maybe, it being some weird adaptation of the "ka" suffix in Japanese, but I figure the more likely result would be "ne" not "no."

Sure, pidgin can be just about anything, and individual families probably have all kinds of weird quirks (which I suspect this is). But I'm pretty sure you won't find your "no" assertion in "Pidgin to da Max" or a Lee Tonouchi book.
I've heard it amongst members of the AF's family, who've been five generations in Kane`ohe. One auntie used to say it all the time, which drove her high-school English-teacher brother crazy. Nikkejin, so maybe it is based on the "ka" suffix after all.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Erm. Are they Bulgarian mobsters? The "no" thing sounds more of a European construct than pidgin. I mean, you can hear it at the end of, "That's a big house, no?" But not so much, "Big da house, no?" Except when doing some kind of bizarre Russian-Japanese impression or something.

I can see, maybe, it being some weird adaptation of the "ka" suffix in Japanese, but I figure the more likely result would be "ne" not "no."

Sure, pidgin can be just about anything, and individual families probably have all kinds of weird quirks (which I suspect this is). But I'm pretty sure you won't find your "no" assertion in "Pidgin to da Max" or a Lee Tonouchi book.
Could be a family style holdover if her Gran type relatives (great and/or great-greats) were some of the folks that went into the fur-trade back in the day, then went back home after the work faded.

'Na' (or more properly 'ina') at the end of a word or statement turns it into a yes/no answer type question. At that time the local Northwest Canada trader's pidgin was a mix of Ojibwe (Chippewa), Cree, French, English and Hawaiian...depending on which company and where the location was. The 'na?' could easily have morphed into 'no?' when it got brought back home.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 03:31 PM
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If can can if no can...

Eh wassup braddah

Jus cruzin

Right on popcorn.

I've been hearing that exchange a lot nowdays in Hilo.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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"No make li'dat" = Please stop doing/acting like that. Or simply: "No make" ...same thing
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Old August 8th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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"No make li'dat" = Please stop doing/acting like that. Or simply: "No make" ...same thing
correction...it's: No Ack

or when you make dakine drama's in public you say: Eh Toshiro no ack (as in Toshiro Mifune in Zatoichi the blind swordsman)

or when you see someone making drama's you exclaim: Ho boy bus out da Emmy.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 04:06 PM
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Same ting . Oh made me think of another one: "same same" = same thing or 'do these match?'

LOL I often say the emmy comment when I'm watching UH basketball at the Stanley when an opposing player acts like he got fouled and takes a huge flop.

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correction...it's: No Ack

or when you make dakine drama's in public you say: Eh Toshiro no ack (as in Toshiro Mifune in Zatoichi the blind swordsman)

or when you see someone making drama's you exclaim: Ho boy bus out da Emmy.
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