"is the so called Banaban language an I-Kiribati dialect? we are familiar with the word KAU or its longer version KAURIRI which I was told by an elder that they are words comprising part of the Banaban language. Another phrase I…"
"Thats true but it needs a lot of people to be involved.especially the elderly ones..most of them have passed away.Students at RHS Rabi High School should get involve and do some research by visiting the elderly people and interview them…"
"You mean "Pote" as in a fijian language?? well, of cos that is not my name and i'm sure u are not that rude in making up peoples name..lols
Anywei, DIALECT "is a particular form of a LANGUAGE that is…"
"Mauri Nei Bote!!!
Koa kaeta raoi aram bwa kanga I a mwaninga eh...bwa are e rangi ni maen te tai imwin te tai ngkoa n reirei inanon tenga-ruabubua oh... ai bwaka nakora te tai ma te bong.
Thank you for your reply I have just seen…"
"Just a food for thought...why cant a new research be made on the current language we are using today and it be compiled and intergrated with original banaban words that r still left n have a new language...a new Banaban language...because the…"
"It is fun reading comments with the differences involved. Long gone are days when we could have recollected and revived our Banaban language. We are left with only vocabs i should say. We hardly construct a sentence, no grammar, etc..... The good…"
"Mauri Mr & Mrs. Sigrah,
I am so happy to find this topic expressed actively by different ages with different levels of education and so as different working lines but with one IDENTITY- THE BANABANS.
To say how I found this site? I…"
In addition to the pre-mixed language of Veisari, there was a teenage girl from Veisari who had very long thick hair and needed a comb....she asked my cousin there ''iai am comb ba e manunu irau"...lols..."
Kabara te bure i kataia n reply nakon am comment iaon te language ao ngaia i aki ataia ma ti tebo ae i copy and paste ea bon roko te bairo....ngkane te taeka ae te bairo? is it a slang? kabotauakaki ma te taeka ae kabitaia- babanga?....anyways…"
Welcome Tomas good to have you onboard as always. Hoping you will put up some photos of your lovely family as well. Good to see your discussion on Banaban language. Will add some comments there and sure Ken will also get invovled in that topic.