Consider the Russenorsk, Norwegian, and Russian data below and answer the questions. Russenorsk is a pidgin derived through contact of Norwegian and…
Norwegian: jeg kjøper fish
Russian: Ja pokupaju rybu
Translation: I buy fish.
b. Russenorsk: stari gammel, snart pa kjaeka slipom
Norwegian: jeg er gammel, jeg skal dor snart
Russian: Ja staryj. Ja skoro umru
Translation: I’m old, I shall die soon. (literally: “I’m old, I’ll sleep on the church soon.”
c. Russenorsk: Moja vil spraek pa principal
Norwegian: Jeg vil taler med kapteinen
Russian: Jacu pogovorit’s kapitanom
Translation: I want to speak with the captain.