Tok Pisin News Broadcast

Listen to the Tok Pisin broadcast from Radio Australia

Click on a Program title on the left of the screen to select a program. When the story opens, click on the "Harim" link to listen. Also look for "Odio" (English "audio").

While many words in the printed stories are recognizable from their English forms (especially titles and names), you will not see inflected markings such as plurals or verb endings. Notice the reduplicated forms (toktok "talk") and the all-purpose preposition blong (from English belong). What other characteristic features of pidgin can you find in these excerpts of Tok Pisin?