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Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> How does the second theory explain such creoles as Russenorsk
> and Chinook Jargon? There can't possibly have been any African
> slaves influencing Russenorsk (Russian/Norwegian).

It doesn't attempt to explain creoles per se, only similarities between
most creoles based on European langs, and indeed, there's definitely
_some_ common influence, surely the widespread use of _pikini_ or
_pikni_ can't be co-incidence.

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