Ai du ji auve lé Jèrriais
Have fun with Jerriais
If you ever wondered where our road names, place names and surnames come from, then now is the time to find out. For the month of March, L’Office du Jèrriais are inviting Islanders to drop in and enjoy a series of four, free lunch and learn sessions to discover more about our Island home and its fascinating language Jèrriais. Launching this Wednesday in the Jersey Library at 1pm, and running for 45 minutes, they will continue each Wednesday throughout the month.
Jèrriais is Jersey’s unique language. For generations, Jersey people have used it to exchange poetry, stories, scandals and beliefs. It is a language of lullabies and laughs, mockery and swearwords. Using and protecting this great language helps us understand all the special and unique things about our island home. Themed around the cardinal points of North, South, East and West they will give beginners a basic understanding about both our Island and our fascinating and fun Jèrriais language. They are perfect for all; whether you have recently moved to Jersey or have lived here for longer.
The lunch and learn sessions will be hosted by Geraint Jennings and run on Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March at 1pm in the Jersey Library, Halkett Place. There is no need to register, just bring your lunch and drop in for a 45 minute shot of Island inspiration whilst you eat.
The sessions will cover:
North - cliffs, farming, rural activities, Durrell, other islands
South - town, shopping, money, markets, harbour, fishing
East - castles, forts, low-water fishing, la Grand’ Tèrre
West - beaches, dune, wildlife, airport, travel
For more information, please contact L’Office du Jèrriais on 449290 or email [email protected].