Saturday, March 5, 2011

What Did You Think of Ramgoolam's Speech at Ganga Talao?

I didn't get the opportunity to listen to it but some people weren't impress at all. The PM's best friend, Rabin Bhujun, has suggested he would be better off speaking in creole. Anyway here is last year's speech.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, the PM certainly looks like he could use some more practice speaking Hindi but it is not as bad as RB is saying.

Just to show how biased he is: have you ever heard him ask Sithanen not to speak in French (which is a lot worse than NR's Hindi)?

Of course you have not, because the guy is totally biased.

Anonymous said...

No wrong in that he tried, this was a political move.

Although one wonders how being of an older generation he couldn't pronounce Hindi words well - did he not watch Bollywood movies? I'm sure he did!!!

But then I should point out that most people, and I include anil bachoo and all those who say they are hindi experts, speak bad hindi just as the white franco-mauritians speak french devoid of its rich vocabulary!

AKASH said...

The way he spoke was as good as he can get (unfortunate mis-pronunciations were rightly pointed out by Dharmanand Dooharika in Samedi-Plus), but the content is far more 'interesting' for our hindu friends: he's re-defined hinduism in one speech by doing away with the birth-rebrith cycle and introducing the concept of heaven and hell, which was until then only a judeo-christian form of enforcement of belief... What a way to go!

akagugo said...

@ Anonymous of March 6, 2011 11:44 AM:
"but it is not as bad as RB is saying. "
:-) Do you mean that Navin's Hindi is better than SAJ's French? Or Pravind's ... eh, non, laisse sann-la tomber...

@ Anonymous of March 7, 2011 8:58 AM:
"the white franco-mauritians speak french devoid of its rich vocabulary!"
Meu eunfin beuneum! Le freunçhais potchiss n'est pas l'apanage de caucasiens Dodolandais, loin de là: donnez-vous donc la peine de pénétrer n'importe quel magasin qui se la pète (visuellement) et vous vous retrouverez à devoir supporter un déluge d'intonations, de conjugaisons, et d'accords des plus inappropriés de la part des vendeuses (dommage pour la journée de la femme, mais qu'est-ce que j'y peux, vous devriez apprécier: les proprios s'efforcent toujours de virer les mecs puisque les filles sont tellement meilleures...). Pas de magasin? Essayez un bureau qui est géré par des opérateurs économiques "historiques"...
Et ces snobs se permettent de vous dévisager si vous vous permettez de les corriger.
Al Sesel ou ti pou conner: laba couma zott trouv étranzé, zott baskil lor anglé direk. En tout cas, eski bien bizin koz hindi / bhojpuri divant enn auditoire d'hindous? Si coumsa, Navin ti bizin al apprann koz tou langaz 'ancestral' couma Paul enn lepok: simiz africain dans centre africain, kurta dans célébration hindouiste, etc, mais selman en langues.

Anonymous said...

I was talking about those who say French is there mother tongue! BTW, Mine is Mauritian creole, kreol or whatever they call it!

Anonymous said...

if he wins another mandate we are doomed.

why talk about gadafi and others- here our politicians form part of the furniture in parliament.

Yeah his hindi is really bad.

Anonymous said...

The new champion of women rights - see now he will nominate more vice presidents and all of them will say -' cette grande parti' after saying a few words about loyalty

Anonymous said...

when u cannot just speak in hindi please better talk in creole 4 a large audience 2 to understand wat u r saying. I would suggest Ramgoolam's advisors 2 see their copy before letting him to speak.On yhe whole these bullshits advisors r making this man wat he should not be.