|By Victor Mena (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #122) on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 3:54 pm:|
Hi all!,I have a doubt with these papiamentu words "mi" and "ami",as far as I know both of them mean the same but the problem is that I don´t know in which cases is supposed to use mi or ami,so please if some of you know it,explain it to me,I will be really thankful.
|By Kate Hickson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #225) on Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 11:21 am:|
|By Mickey McCarthy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #407) on Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 4:53 pm:|
|By Jim and Jane Madden (BonaireTalker - Post #97) on Friday, June 8, 2007 - 4:44 pm:|
I'm no expert in Papiamentu. But after a year of Papiamentu course work offered by FORMA, a local adult education program, following a year of self study, I will go out on a limb and venture an opinion. Ami is frequently used when you want to put some emphasis on the "I"...as example, if someone says "mi ta gusta Coca Cola", you could reply "Ami ta gusta tambe"...or in comparison "Mi ta bai na Aruba", you answer "ami ta bai na Curacao". So, ami ta duna bo mi "two cents"...for what it's worth.
|By Victor Mena (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #128) on Friday, June 8, 2007 - 9:47 pm:|
Thanks all for your answers.Kate,unfortunately I dont remember where I saw a phrase with "Ami",I used to see "Me" which mens "I" in english and "Yo,Mi," in spanish but "Ami" is not that common I guess but it makes sense what you say.
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