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#3720: On the spelling of "youn" - Lamour comments
youn is one of the 6 forms of the haitian creole indefinite article,
which are on, ou, oun, yon, you, youn... speakers of haitian creole
use them interchangeably; it all depends on the region of the country
the speaker happens to have been brought up...
on nèg (Across Regions)
ou nèg (South)
oun nèg (South)
yon nèg (Nord)
you nèg (West)
youn nèg (West + South)...
all 6 utterances are equivalent grammatically as well as semantically...
Unlike the definite article that has 5 forms (a, an, la, lan, nan) which
follow distinct phonological rules, the indefinite article's grammatical
falls under the strict guidelines of geography or regionaliosm.
Examples featuring the definite article:
nèg nwa a
nèg vanyan an
nèg Grandans lan
nèg gwo janm nan...
i hope the above information would clarify the issues in this debate...