Re[2]: Ebonics

Subject: Re[2]: Ebonics
From: "Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 17:58:59 -0800

Linda Castellani <castle -at- crl -dot- com> wrote:
>From the Tribune:
>"The verb 'to be' does not exist in Niger-Congo languages. Speakers say
>'he be rich' instead of 'he is rich.'
>From the Chronicle:
>"Drops the g in the final ng sound, so 'walking' becomes 'walkin.'

Thanks, Linda. It seems that I guessed right in my previously posted
message, which is copied below.

>Can someone give me a word in Ebonics? Is the same as Black English of
>the eighties?
I think that it's more than just words and is something like:
We be goin' now.


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