|an||an, as in animal|
|ch||sh, as in shame|
|dj||as in jam|
|è||eh, as in yet|
|en||as in penny|
|ò||oh (nasal), as in hot|
|on||as in honey|
|ou||as in foot|
|tj||as in catch|
|bird(s)||zibyé, zozyo, zwézo, zyozyo||wing(s)||zèl||egg(s)||zé|
|flock||kway, kwèy, vòl||feather(s)||plim||chicks||ti zwézo|
|bill, beak||bèk||plummage||koulé plim||nest||nich|
to fly volé
to sing chanté
to perch pozé
to forage gwayé
to peck at bèkté
to lay (eggs) ponn
to nest, sit on eggs kouvé
to hatch èklò
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch
Fwégad, Fougad, Sizo
Broad-winged Hawk, Chicken Hawk
Kalali, Kwabyé silèt
Purple-throated Carib, Hummingbird
Fal-wouj, Madè, Foufou-madè
Pigeon, Rock Dove
Tim tim, titin, titin-jòn, titin-nwél, zwézo-nwél,
Kanna ni glo pou benye, i vlé glo pou’y najé.
The duck has water for bathing, now it wants water for it to swim in.
Greedy, inconsiderate people are never satisfied with what they have. Kwabyé di fòt dòt i ka manjé siwik, é fé i ka kaka blan.
The heron says that it is the fault of others that he eats river crabs which causes his droppings to be white.
Blaming others for one’s problems and bad habits. Piti a piti, zozyo ka fè nich.
Little by little, a bird builds its nest.
Gradually (bit by bit) the job is completed. Tout zibyé sé zibyé, mé pipirit pa wanmyé.
All birds are birds; but a Grey Kingbird is not a Red-necked Pigeon.
Every situation must be treated on its own merit. Yon zibyé ka lonbilyé zatwap mé zatwap pa ka lonbiliyé zibyé.
A bird often forgets a trap, but a trap does not forget a bird.
Never let your guard down even if the immediate danger has passed.