Archives quotidiennes : 30 mars 2013

Popeye

Another rant on the use of accented letters in Creole…

Paye_ek_ou_portab--Orange_Money_68

aster ou kapav payé ek ou portab !
Orange Money

If payé had been spelt paye there would be a great chance that most people, if not all, would have primarily read it like the French word paye (the verb “to pay” or the noun “pay”), especially that in Creole there is indeed a word pronounced as [pɛj]. The very fact that an accent is used here makes matters much clearer for the reader.

Incidentally, how does Dr Carpooran say we should write this? Oh, I see: pey, peye. Well, sakenn so fason. Mauritius Telecom obviously preferred to be more readable, and quickly so, than to follow “the norm”.

Popeye_le_marin

 

Accent créole
Asté ek vendé
Banané

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