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1912: Chinese Pidgin English opium deal

I continue researching “that other pidgin” of our region (West Coast-style Chinese Pidgin English), and this find was kind of colorful…

Chinese Pidgin English pronunciation

Not specific to the West Coast, but…

1891: Women spoke Chinese Pidgin English, too!

The West Coast variety of Chinese Pidgin English was only spoken by men, you’d think from the gender ratio you’ve been seeing on this site…

“Hiyou sick here”: BC Chinese Pidgin English hybridized with BC Chinook Jargon

I’ve told before about the tendency for any and all pidgin languages spoken on the West Coast of North America to get used in tandem — even blending together.

More connections between BC Chinuk Wawa & Chinese/Pacific Pidgin Englishes

BC Chinook Wawa has other features that strike me as being similar to Chinese Pidgin English and the South Pacific Pidgin Englishes that CPE spawned…

Indigenous & Chinese couple talk Chinuk Wawa & pidgin English

The writer J.H. Grant contributed a good number of Chinook Jargon-related human-interest pieces to British Columbia Magazine…

Pigeon milk and pidgin under stress

A party of Settler customers in a Northern California Chinese restaurant decide it’s funny to horse around with the difference between their own English and their host’s…

1858: Two California pidgins

Back-to-back pidgins in frontier-era California teach us a thing or two…

1884: Sacramento CPE: Chinese jubilation

Here’s a nice eyewitnessed quotation of “that other pidgin”, West Coast-style Chinese Pidgin English, in the late frontier period.

1902: Alaskan Inuit pidgin English (/Hawai’ian)

It’s been known for some time that there was a pidgin Inuit language in far northern Alaska’s frontier days…