One of the things that I am teaching myself these days is to drop my too-known, I-will-start-afresh attitude to progress. I realize this attitude does not bring real progress because it discards the lessons of those who have gone before too easily. And the more I try to unlearn this bad habit, the more I realize it is so very prevalent around me. Every second person I meet has a bright idea, which is good. But ask them, "hey, I heard Ama is doing the same thing, or tried to do something similar" and the response is "oh, I don't even know who Ama is, but not that it matters".
So this weekend I undertook a little thought experiment given my fascination with language. The question to be resolved? Is Pidgin English a type of English? (I was trying to decide which language group it belonged to in the kasahorow Dictionaries).
Short answer: no. Pidgin "English" in the south of Ghana is actually a type of Akan/Ga language.
Medium length answer: The following test sentences got me started.
English: I am coming.
Akan: Me re ba. (Mereba)