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Tok Pis·in

 (tŏk′ pĭs′ĭn)
A pidgin based on English and spoken in Papua New Guinea.

[Pidgin English, from English talk + English pidgin.]
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Druppel has chosen to keep her descriptions of the vocal music of kwaia (the Tok Pisin term for 'choir') and the vocal-instrumental music of stringband separate to these categories as they appeared for the ancestral music of Kaulong in the book to this point.
He gestures towards a person or people out of shot, shouting, "You are a dead man", and, "I will kill you", in Tok Pisin.
This cross-cultural team enabled activities to be completed in English, Tok Pisin (the two major national languages) and Tok Ples (the local language).
In three cases, the interviewee chose to use a mixture of either English and Tok Pisin, English and Notu, or Tok Pisin and Motu.
The characters are engaging and the local dialect, Tok Pisin, scattered through the book is supported by a glossary.
045001) a study published Monday in the journal Physical Review Letters, Pisin Chen from National Taiwan University in Taipei, China, and Gerard Mourou from the AaAaAeAacole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, have described way to test ideas that seek to resolve the information paradox.
He complains that his son is spending too much time at the haus piksa and says in Tok Pisin, (27) "The movies will spoil you .
Called "sing-sings" in Tok Pisin, these are a form of cultural pride, where clan-based performance groups compete for attention.
I happily strung scraps of French, Dutch, Malay, Chinese and sorta-English together with a thread of Melanesian pidgin, now formalized and known as "Tok Pisin.
BROWN 1976 "The origins of syntax in discourse: a case study of Tok Pisin relatives".
Esta conversacion la mantuvimos en tok pisin, la lengua franca de Papua Nueva Guinea; la expresion en tok pisin que he traducido aqui como "solo por 'amistad'" era bilong pren nating.
We can learn much about the richness of human relationships from Africa, India, Europe, and Papua New Guinea (which boasts the greatest linguistic diversity, and where Tok Pisin, an oral language until relatively recently, is used in school, happily co-existing with some 830 other languages).