By Hector Kamdem
This booklet is an easy and transparent presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an city adolescence sociolect in Cameroon. It provides this sociolect as an outgrowth of language touch phenomena that experience fossilized specially round the Littoral quarter of Cameroon. Methodologically talking, it makes use of a lexicographic in addition to an ethnographic method of information assortment. Lexical components were accrued from such different resources as Cameroonian well known song, on-line discussion groups and boards like fb, blogs, Youtube movies and so forth. along with there have been team conversations prepared for the gathering of information. the foremost power of this publication lies within the variety and authenticity of its resources that are all traceable. furthermore, the entire standard statements it makes in regards to the beginning, semantic different types, grammatical periods of the lexis of Camfranglais are the results of the required lexical manipulations that are supposed to precede those statements. a whole alphabetical lexicon of Camfranglais is gifted, and, the place possile, etymologies are given. For all entries, actual examples are quoted with a view to consultant the reader to using phrases. Idiomatic expressions also are provided for various lexical entries. The ebook will function reference for these engaged on Camfranglais in addition to a place to begin for lexico-semantic reports on Camfranglais.
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Among these items, 20 terms denote family relations and ties (father, mother, sister, brother etcetera) as follows: Beau, Big, Big rémé, Sincou, Sinecou, Mifa, Tantale, Terma, Terpa, Mater, Couzo, Reme, Big reme, Refre, Resé, Onkal, Pater, Bro and Mbindi. The following items 16 denote tribal belonging, what part of Cameroon one is from, race, and appellations related to complexion: Anglo, Bams, Bamenda, Bosniaque, Wadjo, Biafra, Camer, Camerlock, Camois, Biblos, Metoch, Wat, Nassara, Bon-Blanc, Ngengerou and Brunette.
Limer, to have sex < From the French limer, to sharpen. • Saccager, to have sex < From the French, saccager, to go on a rampage. • Tanner, to have sex < From the French tanner, to tan leather. • Tuer, to have sex < From the French tuer, to kill. • Tomahawk, penis < From a Native American language via the French tomahawk, a hunting tool. 5 Onomastic synecdoche This term refers to the use of names of persons or places in a conventional way to denote part or some of its characteristics. Kießling (ibid) provides the following examples: • Bakassi, dangerous place < From Bakassi, a disputed peninsula on the Cameroon-Nigeria border, an area of conflict between Nigeria and Cameroon.
Ballon d’Or, for a/n (unwanted) pregnancy < From FIFA, the best footballer of the year award. • Baramine, for penis < From the French barre-à-mine, actor, a pick. • Bébé, for a pretty girl or woman < French bébé, a baby. • Bic, for penis < From the trademark bic, the name brand of pens sold in Cameroon and widely used by students. • Brouter, for cunninlingus < From the French brouter, to graze. 50 • Cave (descendre à la), for cunninlingus < From the French cave, basement. To go down on a woman.