Grammar In African American English

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Did you know that Black English or African American Venicular Englsih was born by a combination of Africans grammar and what they heard from the White Europeans. Many believe that black english is wrong and it is slang, but in reality the black language is right. Black english is wright because it has its own history, grammar, phonology, lexicon, and intonation. First, I will talk about the history of African American English. African American english is also called Ebonics. Some scholars believe that the black language was developed out of the contact between speakers of west african languages and speakers of standard english. According to taylor, that as many as 400 languages were spoken by blacks and were brought from Africa and as a result …show more content…
In African english and in standard english there is a slight difference of grammar (Hana). One example, is that in standard english in the sentence “He has been married” and then in African english is “He been married”. we can see that in the African grammar that the word “has” is removed. When events are going to happen in the future they are written with gon or gonna. Black language is complete grammar even though to some Americans it may not be. Every language has its own rules to make it grammar right even though from someone else 's perspective it may not be. For example, I be going to the store may seem wrong but the sentence grammar is correct. Also, many of the dialects of black english is in third person singular is not marked by an ending s. Couple of examples are He want to go and She need a pen. Both these examples don 't end with a s like in standard english would like she needs a pen or he wants to go. Another interesting is that in African english it allows more than one negation but in Standard english it does not. For example, I don 't know nothing vs I don 't know …show more content…
According to the chart of the 123 Method book , the African english uses inversion. One example, is Thats a baad dress. In the Standard english we would think it is not a good dress but in the African english context it means good. Also, black english doesn 't have a separate from standard english. In african english when used in a context may mean something different when someone who talks standard english and may have a different meaning from what he or she was trying to say. Some words that have contributed to the African english are banana, yam, and

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