à dieu
in the hands of God
adieu
farewell
béké
a white person
benky
crooked
Bon syrop
good syrup/ a good drink
Ché Coco
Dear Coco
counterpane
a patchwork quilt
do l'enfant do
sleep, child, sleep
dormi
asleep
Doudou, ché cocotte
dear little chicken
Doudou ché
dear darling
flambeaux
flaming torches
glacis
veranda. From the French 'glacer', to freeze
Jack Spaniards
early Spanish settlers
jumby
ghost, or one with magical powers (from West African 'njamba', meaning 'spirit')
La belle
The beauty
le bon Dieu
the good Lord
Marionette
a puppet with jointed limbs, pulled by strings
obt
obedient
pretty like pretty self
as pretty as prettiness itself
Que komesse
What's wrong?
Qui est là
Who is there?
sangoree
sangria, a mixture of wine and fruit juice (from the Spanish for 'a bleeding')
shingle
a wooden roof tile
soucriant
a wailing ghost/zombie
spunks
courage
Ti moun
little one
tim-tim
fairy story