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Ebonics Tutorial

Ebonics Tutorial – Ebonics language Lessons

To make this post more beneficial , let’s learn a new word .

Ebonics : a nonstandard form of American English spoken by some Blacks in the United States .

Another Definition from google :

African American Vernacular English (AAVE), known colloquially as Ebonics, also called Black English, Black Vernacular or Black English Vernacular, is a dialect and ethnologist of American English. Similar in certain pronunciations respects to common southern U.S. English, the dialect is spoken by many African Americans in the United States. AAVE shares many characteristics with various pidgin and creole English dialects spoken by blacks worldwide.

Ebonics : The language of the gangstas and Negroes.

Ebonics : Ebonics is really the study of the rules applied to turn English into some uneducated sounding pseudo-language whose purpose is for the most part to insult and denigrate “Whitey.

OK … Time to have some fun .

It Might be said

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Ok .. let’s back to class :

Here is what I learned in Ebonics

In any English word with a contraction, eliminate the apostrophe and any letters after it.

Is it alright if I roller skate through the campus ?
English : Yes, it’s alright
Ebonics :It OK

In a word ending in “d,” substitute “dt” or “oodt.”
English : That’s all very fine…
Ebonics : That all reeeal gooudt….

In a word ending in “ore,” eliminate everything after the first “o” and add an apostrophe.

English :I won’t tell you again, please shut the door.
Ebonics : I ain tellin you no mo’, shet de do’ !!

For suffixes with 2 identical consonants followed by “er,” eliminate the “er.”

English : That Negro was larger and was holding a pistol.
Ebonics : Mah nigga was bigga had his fingah on yo’ trigga.

In general, most “er”s are dropped and replaced by “ah.”
English :Tower of Power
Ebonics : Towah of Powah

However, in the case of a plural, “ers” is replaced by “az.”
English : Negroes
Ebonics : niggaz

So you get the general idea…

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