New Kweyol Dictionary Launches Tomorrow

A NEW Kwyl Dictionary will be launched tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. at the Folk Research Centre. This launching is one of the activities organized to celebrate Creole Heritage Month. The new dictionary of St. Lucias Creole language is published by the Ministry of Education and the Summer Institute of Linguistics International.

This latest addition to St. Lucias national literature was preceded in 1992 by St. Lucias first Kwyl dictionary, Dictionary of St. Lucian Creole, written by Jones E. Mondesir.

Another publication, Tstman Nef-la, a translation of the New Testament, appeared in 1999. It was published by the Bible Society of the Eastern Caribbean. The leader of the editorial team that produced the New Testament was Dr. David Frank, who is the Principal editor of the new dictionary.

At tomorrows launching, some of the speakers on the programme will include Msgr. Dr. Patrick A.B. Anthony, Dr. David Frank, editor of the Dictionary and Dr. Didacus Jules, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education.

Members of the public are being invited to attend. The dictionary will be on sale at a very affordable price.

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