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>>> Kristian Jensen <[log in to unmask]> 06/14 1:36  >>>

"Pickaninny" is apparently a word that has been incorporated in all
the European-based creoles of the world in some form or other. Same
with "savvy" apparently. These originated perhaps from a Portuguese
based jargon spoken on sailing ships in the old days with a
multinational crew. I.e. "pickaniny" from "pequenho" and "savvy" from
"saber" (I think).

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In Wes Kos (Cameroon) is an English based pidgin and also uses
a form of saber:
 fy se  n sbi
I fear that I no know.

I also think there was a Portugues based creole indeed. Too many
times the same words occur in different pidgins