Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Bit of Belize

Shared From Caye Caulker 
After so long in the Spanish speaking world, Belize came as a bit of a shock – a small English speaking enclave on the shores of the Caribbean!! The language comes from the country's pre-independence history as British Honduras and the fact that apparently a good proportion of its population are descended from the pirates and buccaneers that used to frequent these parts!!

I say that the language spoken is English – but not quite as we know it!! When the locals are speaking with native English speakers they have an amazing Caribbean lilt that makes you want to break out into a big grin just on hearing it. But when they embark on a conversation amongst themselves the creole becomes a familiar yet indecipherable stream of words that you think might be English, but you're never quite sure! (read more...)