Word for the Travel Wise (08/29/06)

Senegal FlagIt is the eve of my big departure and I’m afraid I haven’t much time to develop a nice intro to my travel wise feature, but I am sure you’ll pardon me. You always do. Anyhow, I did notice we haven’t touched this fun and difficult lingo in a while so I give you a simple word from the short list of Wolof vocab I have.

Today’s word is a Wolof word used in Senegal:

déedéet – no

According to this Wolof Online site, most Wolof speaking people believe their language is quite difficult and even un-teachable to those passionately wanting to communicate in the lingua. The website also believes if there is a will there is a way which is why you can find primer courses on Wolof there as well. Wiki has a small list of words on their information guide. You’ll notice the word used in today’s lesson above there and should be able to make good use of this one during your travels in Senegal or Gambia and Mauritania where Wolof is also spoken. Scroll further down on the Wiki and the Wolof Online sites to find additional links and resources to help in your Wolof endeavors.

Past Wolof words: jërejëf