26 May 2009

How to talk in Côte d'Ivoire

The French Ivorians speak is a lot harder to understand than the French they spoke in Cameroon. Who ever thought that was possible?
First of all, most people speak with a serious lisp. And then there are the funny ways of expressing themselves!
A little anecdote:
I was questioning Maryam about the beautician she found me. The girl is living in the ‘cite cadres’, so I asked if she was married to one of the ‘cadres’.Maryams answer was: ‘Elle a fait un enfant pour le fils de madame xx.’