Lawd, we am mighty thankful foh all dat we hab receibed fum thy bounteefu' han's!
Den he say, ‘Moonshine, gib me one glass grog, den I hab courage.’
Massa Will cotch him fuss, but had for to let him go gin mighty quick, I tell you—den was de time he must hab got de bite.
Massa want to stop and fight, and den we hab to fight too, and get killed.
Oh, oh, de wery day we hab dat beautiful grouper wid claret sauce at Massa Whiffie's.
Served my Master forty-five years and hab nuffin to show for it.
Moye hab gone, sar—he'm gone and took Firefly (my host's five-thousand-dollar thorough-bred) wid him.
“Me no hab fire at head,” said Mafuta, with a disappointed look.
Den time to make a move; den Tom hab someting more to say about de wound.
“Me no hab a yell ob peace,” said Makarooroo, with a look of perplexity.
A French-speaking resident of Quebec
[1980s+ Canadian; fr French habitant, ''a French settler or a descendant of one'']