RASTAFARI IYARIC LIVALECT & BIBLIOGRAPHY
|| RASTAFARI IYARIC | WIKIPEDIA ||
IYARIC , LIVALECT , DREADTALK OR ITALK is a consciously created dialect of English in use among members of the Rastafari movement .
African languages were lost among Africans when they were taken into captivity as part of the slave trade , and adherents of Rastafari teachings believe that English is an imposed colonial language .
Their remedy for this situation has been the creation of a modified vocabulary and dialect , reflecting a desire to take language forward and to confront what they see as the confusion of a corrupt and decadent society they call Babylon .
This is accomplished by avoiding words and syllables seen as negative and changing them to positive ones .
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RASTAFARI SPEECH
|| THE ORIGIN & NATURE OF RASTA TALK ||
The language of the Rastafari is known as RastaTalk or DreadTalk by non-Rastafari , and as IYARIC ( " I " + " Amharic " ) or LIVALECT ( " Live " + " Dialect " ) by Rastafari .
The linguistic modifications of RastaTalk are both numerous and dynamic . Linguistic modification is seen as a necessity by Rastafari because Jamaican Creole ( JC ) is a product of colonialism and because JC is viewed as an inadequate vehicle for their religion .
RastaTalk has four types of linguistic innovations :
1 . Redefinitions of existing words
2 . Merging of existing words into new words
3 . Substitution of " I " for the initial syllable of words ( these are inherently benedictive )
4 . Substitution of meaning for existing JC words .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG