Berbice Creole Dutch

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Berbice Creole Dutch
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: brc
  • Language family: Creole, Dutch Based
  • Number of speakers: extinct
  • Script:

Introduction

Speakers claim it is not inherently intelligible with Skepi or Rupununi. About 1/3 of the basic lexicon and, most of the productive morphology is from Eastern Ijo in Nigeria; most of the rest of the lexicon is from Dutch, 10% loans from Arawak and Guyanese Creole English. Speakers are bilingual in Guyanese, which has influenced Berbice considerably. Grammar. SVO. Nearly extinct.