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Postby Alcadras » 2006-07-28, 22:09

Yes,we can talk about it here in this topic. :wink:

Evet,bu topic altında konuşabiliriz. :wink:

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Postby Sisyphe » 2006-07-28, 22:44

Hmm...Let me brainstorm a few topics...I had mentioned the cuisine. I could also teach you a little about voodoo (as long as none of the lwe come into my house :shock: ). I could tell you about the position of French in Haïtian communities, about dialects of Créole, about the Haïtian Diaspora, about the HORRIBLE politics in the country...hmm, thats all that I can think of. Oh yes! and the music - like zouk (zouk is actually from Martinique, but it's popular in Haïti)

Since I mentioned food, I want to tell all of you about my favourite food - lambi (conque in French). The lambi or conque is a mollusk - for someone who has never eaten it, I would describe it as tasting like mussels - very fishy. I do not get to eat it much where I live now, but my older relatives that still have garded their ways of cooking usually put it in salad. They usually cook it in a garlic/vinegar sauce to add flavour. This maye be a bizarre sounding thing to you, but it is even eaten as a dessert! :wink:
Let me know what else you want to know.
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Postby Alcadras » 2006-07-29, 7:56

Tell me more about voodoo.By the way,what does lwe mean?

Voodoo hakkında daha çok şey anlat.Bu arada,lwe ne demek?

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Postby Sisyphe » 2006-07-31, 18:48

Alcadras wrote:Tell me more about voodoo.By the way,what does lwe mean?

Voodoo hakkında daha çok şey anlat.Bu arada,lwe ne demek?


Before I tell you about voodoo, I would like you to tell me what your perceptions of voodoo are so we can make sure that there are no misunderstandings - it is pretty easy to have misunderstandings about this religion.
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Postby Alcadras » 2006-07-31, 18:56

Se byen. :wink: No misunderstanding,just tell us everything.

Tamam :wink: Yanlış anlama yok,sadece herşeyi anlat.

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Postby Sisyphe » 2006-07-31, 19:23

Alcadras wrote:Se byen. :wink: No misunderstanding,just tell us everything.

Tamam :wink: Yanlış anlama yok,sadece herşeyi anlat.



The fundamental belief of voodoo is that there is one God who exists. We call Him 'Bondyè' (Bon Dieu in French). 'Bondyè' is a God who has grown distant from his creation - for unexplained reasons. Therefore, the way that we recieve the blessings of Bondyè is to communicate with the lwe - but the good ones. The hougan - witch doctor - communicates with the good lwe to provide us with safety and other blessings. Some hougan do not communicate with good lwe- they communicate with bad lwe that cause suffering. They terrorize the people who the zombi turn them against; crops are destroyed, people fall ill with mysterious illnesses and some even have their bodies taken over and controlled by a lwe. Definetely not a game! Anyway, tell me if you have any questions about this or if you want another matter discussed.

P.s. Voodoo is just as large a religion as Christianity or Islam - therefore there are many variations. Keep that in mind.
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Postby toksave » 2006-08-01, 4:38

I am a Santeria believer, so Voodoo is very familiar to me. I've seen a lot of similarities and differences between these two religions. Voodoo really interests me...
oh, and Marcus, are you a voodoo believer yourself?

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Postby Sisyphe » 2006-08-01, 4:43

toksave wrote:I am a Santeria believer, so Voodoo is very familiar to me. I've seen a lot of similarities and differences between these two religions. Voodoo really interests me...
oh, and Marcus, are you a voodoo believer yourself?


I don<t follow the religion itself...
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Postby Sisyphe » 2006-08-02, 21:05

Any other ideas to discuss here?
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Postby Alcadras » 2006-08-02, 21:14

I try to understand completely about voodoo. :wink:

voodoo'yu tamamen anlamaya çalışıyorum. :wink:

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Postby Sisyphe » 2006-08-03, 22:46

Alcadras wrote:I try to understand completely about voodoo. :wink:

voodoo'yu tamamen anlamaya çalışıyorum. :wink:


Anything particular?
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Postby Alcadras » 2006-08-03, 23:51

Yes,please tell us more.
(Evet,lütfen daha çok anlat bize.)

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Postby Axiom » 2007-02-11, 14:18

Could you also tell us something about Haitian music, please?

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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-11, 15:49

Have you looked at this page before? :wink:
http://home.unilang.org/main/forum/view ... hp?t=12507

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Postby Sisyphe » 2007-02-11, 16:41

Thanks Alcadras. :) Axiom, if you would like to learn more about other popular types of Haïtian music other than rap and R&B, feel free to let me know; I will expand the thread that Alcadras showed you, if you like. :)
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Postby Axiom » 2007-02-11, 17:51

Sisyphe wrote:Thanks Alcadras. :) Axiom, if you would like to learn more about other popular types of Haïtian music other than rap and R&B, feel free to let me know; I will expand the thread that Alcadras showed you, if you like. :)


Yes, I've seen that thread before, but it would be interesting to know about styles other than rap and R&B, so I'll be glad if you can expand the thread:) I'm trying to look for Haïtian music on youtube now, but there is mostly rap.

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Postby Sisyphe » 2007-02-11, 18:38

No prob, I'll try to add to it over the next few days. :)
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Postby Axiom » 2007-02-11, 18:58

Sisyphe wrote:No prob, I'll try to add to it over the next few days. :)

Thank you :D


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