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." Here is what I learned in Ebonics
i) In any English word with
a contraction, eliminate the apostrophe and any letters after it.
1) Is it alright if I rollerskate
through the campus ?
English) Yes, it's alright
Ebonics) It OK
ii) In a word ending in "d," substitute "dt" or "oodt."
's all very
iii) 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
Ebonics) I ain tellin you no mo', shet de do' !!
iv) For suffixes with
2 identical consonants
followed by "er," eliminate the "er."
Negro was larger and was holding a pistol.
Ebonics) Mah nigga was bigga had his fingah on yo' trigga.
v) In general, most "er"s are dropped and replaced
English) Tower of Power
Ebonics) Towah of Powah
vi) However, in the case of a plural, "ers" is replaced
Now, a brief poem :
They go my niggaz
all up in da hooudt,
be pimpin' just like dey shooudt,
drive his Caddy right
into a dee-itch
'Cause his punk-ass homey is too much of a bee-itch
Sistah on the pipe
she hit on da stem
Homeboy got his ass in jail ageein'
Got me a supakool layin' in da free-idge
be flyin' high
off'n da bree-idge
Sambo fucked up, he high
on dat sherm
Bustin up a cap hey cuz got de germ
So you get the general idea...