Dear friends, does “annou” translate to “let’s” in English? Is it supposed to be one word, or “an nou” or “ann nou”? If it’s Annou, then is it pronounced like “an nou” or “Ann nou” OR other? Thank you! I need this to teach a song corrrectly to my chorus. We are singing “Ce Grand Matin” (Written before Ayisyen Kreyol was formalized, and so there is some guesswork to figuring out the words, meanings, and pronunciations).
Here are a few examples of that word “let us” in modern Haitian Creole. Hope this helps!
An nou avanse pou pi devan
Let’s move forward
An nou pale kreyòl
Let’s speak Creole
An nou mete tèt ansanm pou youn renmen lòt
Let’s put our heads together so we can love one another
an nou danse, an nou chante, an nou vire an nou sote!
Let us dance, let us sing, let us spin, let’s go out!