Speaking only English?Frank Martinus Arion The Victory of the Concubines obtains a victory for the and the Nannies Caribbean creolization: black storytelling nannies reflections on the cultural and concubines of Europe dynamics of language ... By Kathleen M. Balutansky when he reclaims for them the universally- known ”characters Eene, Meenee, Mainee and Mo” that the English poet Rudyard Kipling “created”.
Speaking only English?iene miene mutten, • Eeny, meeny,tien pond grutten, miny, moe, Catchtien pond kaas, a tiger by the toe. If he hollers, letIene miene mutte, him go, Eeny,is de bas DUTCH meeny, miny, moe.Iene miene mutte • Ene, tene, mone, 10 pounds of gruel mei, Pastor, lone, 10 pounds of cheese bone, strei, Ene, Iene miene mutte fune, herke, Is the boss berke, Wer? Wie? Wo? Was?GERMAN
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Speaking only English?Eene meene melle (CREOLE) Girls sweet who willwie zal tellen countkaatje met de kaaie Green and insipidGroen Van saaiegroan van smeerEene meene markoFranse charkoWie kiest u tot booi Boys I point to, tell me if you find anything of your liking, who do you want as messenger?
Speaking only English?Eene meene maine mo, Children, boys, k’e cha ting ke bai deto girls calmI fi! Ole es latigo down, for you have to go to bed, it is finished, here’s the whip
Speaking only English?Eena, meena, mason, Eena meena maso broje broke a little bason abaso (CREOLE) MaleHow much will it be? children below the deckHalf a crown to half the town; out goes she The Slave Ship - Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Counting-Out Song "An English School" From "Land and Sea Tales" (1919-1923)What is the song the children sing, Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, and Mo When doorway lilacs bloom in Were the First Big Four of the Spring, And the Schools are Long Ago, When the Pole of the loosed, and the games are played Earth sloped thirty degrees, And That were deadly earnest when Central Europe began to freeze, Earth was made? Hear them And they needed Ambassadors chattering, shrill and hard, After staunch and stark To steady the dinner-time, out in the yard, As Tribes in the gathering dark: But the sides are chosen and all the frost was fierce and flesh was submit To the chance of the lot frail, So they launched a Magic that shall make them "It." that could not fail. (Singing) (Singing) "Eenee, Meenee, "Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo! Mainee, Mo! Catch a nigger by Hear the wolves across the snow! the toe! (If he hollers let him go! Some one has to kill em--so Eenee, Meenee. Mainee, Mo! Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo You-are-It!" Make--you--It!" Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 – 18 January 1936)
A Counting-Out Song "An English School" From "Land and Sea Tales" (1919-1923)Slowly the Glacial Epoch passed, Thus it happened, but none can tell Central Europe thawed out at What was the Power behind the last; And, under the slush of the spell-- Fear, or Duty, or Pride, or melting snows The first dim Faith-- That sent men shuddering shapes of the Nations rose. out to death-- To cold and Rome, Britannia, Belgium, Gaul-- watching, and, worse than these, Flood and avalanche fathered Work, more work, when they them all; And the First Big Four, as looked for ease-- To the days they watched the mess, Pitied discomfort, the nights despair, In Man in his helplessness. (Singing) the hope of a prize that they "Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo! never could share, (Singing) Trouble starts When Nations "Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo! grow, Some one has to stop it--so Man is born to Toil and Woe. One Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo! will cure another--so Eenee, Make-you-It!" Meenee, Mainee, Mo Make--you- -It!" Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 – 18 January 1936)
A Counting-Out Song "An English School" From "Land and Sea Tales" (1919-1923)Once and again, as the Ice went Nothing is left of that terrible rune North The grass crept up to the But a tag of gibberish tacked to a Firth of Forth. Once and again, as tune That ends the waiting and the Ice came South The glaciers settles the claims Of children ground over Lossiemouth. But, arguing over their games; For grass or glacier, cold or hot, The never yet has a boy been found men went out who would rather To shirk his turn when the turn not, And fought with the Tiger, came round; Nor even a girl has the Pig and the Ape, To hammer been known to say "If you laugh the world into decent shape. at me I shant play." For-- "Eenee, (Singing) "Eenee, Meenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo, (Dont you Mainee, Mo! Whats the use of let the grown-ups know! ) You doing so? Ask the Gods, for we may hate it ever so, But if youre dont know; But Eenee, Meenee, chose youre bound to go, When Mainee, Mo Make-us-It!" Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo Make-you-It!" Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 – 18 January 1936)