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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my four years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


 

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The Gullah People of South Carolina
Blog Posted:1/12/2013 7:23:00 PM

 

The Gullah people drift with the tide,
existing by the Charleston seaside.
Their lives more often unduly harsh,
yielding and melding with the marsh.
Africans of Dominican voice impressed.
Tales of Bruh rabbit are among the best.
From all over the world they came
Slaves, but, of rice field planting fame.

The Gullah are not a well known group. They don't organize like Indians and others. There are many known Gullah poets, story tellers. Gullah are also known as "geechee" but it is well for only another Gullah to use that term, otherwise it probably will be taken as an insult. There are many Gullah story tellers 

 http://gullahtours.com/gullah/gullah-words


Gullah have a unique way of speaking.  The link just above will take you to the list or you can just searce ‘Gullah words’.  I included these few just to peak your interest.
 
letter A. 
 
ANUDDUH another
ANSUH answer, answers, answered, answering Also used for
message, especially for one requiring an answer;
as:
“Uh sen’ uh ansuh to de gal fuh tell’um uh wan’
hab’um fuh wife”
I sent a message to the girl to tell her that I
wanted to marry her
AP’UN apron, aprons
ARUH each, either
ASHISH ashes
ATTACKTID Attacked (See “‘tack”‘ and “‘tacktid”)
ATTUH after
ATTHR’UM after him, her, it, them
ATTUHW’ILE after a while
AUGUS’ August
AXIL axle, axles
AX’ME ask, asks, asked, asking me
AX’UM ask or asked him, her, it, them
"B">B





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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:14:00 PM
    Why not post some pics Chas?

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:56:00 AM
    they also make beautiful grass baskets, with very sublte shadings of greens.

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    Henderson Avatar Carolyn Henderson Date: 1/13/2013 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are absolutely correct on that, Joann. Beautiful baskets, etc.--great artistry in their grass weavings!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 5:02:00 AM
    very unusual and interesting Charles

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:54:00 AM
    Interesting - thx'uh ... :-)

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Interesting, Charles. I think I heard this kind of dialect in a few movies I've seen!

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Thank you for the history...I will have to check out the link. This is very informative and interesting.

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