African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also called African American English, Black English, Black Vernacular, or Black English Vernacular (BEV), is a type variety (dialect, ethnolect and sociolect) of the American English language. It is known colloquially as Ebonics (a portmanteau of "ebony" and "phonics"). With pronunciation that in some respects is common to Southern American English, the variety is spoken by many blacks in the United States. AAVE shares many characteristics with various Creole English dialects spoken by blacks in much of the world. AAVE also has pronunciation, grammatical structures, and vocabulary in common with various West African languages. Ebonics is not merely just the use of urban or "slang" words, but rather it is the manipulation and transformation of the English language (ie, In the sentence "I want to have sex with a chickenhead", a slang word is used, but the speaker is not using ebonics.)
"He workin'."- He is working (right now).
"He been hit dat from last week."- He has already had sex with that(her), since last week.
"I'm finna go get some chicken." I am (or possibly I am considering) going to get chicken.
"I aint doin' nuthin' fo'dat ho."- I am not going to do anything for that whorish woman.
"Don't be tellin' me dat I can't talk good cuz I speak ebonics."- Do not tell me that I am unable to speak well just because I speak ebonics.
Code spoken by negroes that the white men can't understand. The overall language revolves around a diabloical plot to take over the entertainment portion of America. In short, it is a mistake to even call this a language, but it is a joke.
Shizzle? What the hell is Shizzle?
A type of slang language mainly used by African Americans.
Hey yo, let's go rob dat bank and shoot dat person and smoke dat weed yo.
Collectively, a set of idiolects used to communicate in a culturally-accepted and unique way. Common in large, sub-urban areas, and used primarily between individuals in an informal environment. Also used as a way of indentifying with stereotypes surrounding dark-skinned individuals (see african americans
). Related but distinctively seperate from english
. Another aspect of multiculturalism
Ebonics: Wats good?
English: How are you?
Ebonics: Holla Back!
English: Get back to me later.
Ebonics: Fall Back.
English: Just get off of my back, please.
Ebonics: On some true.
(taken from alternate definition)
Completely unrelated to 'Ebonics', E-bonics are the words and abbreviations that are only used between people when they are on the internet or texting.
"lulz u see teh patriots epic fail? gg belicheat ftl"
"wtf did you just say to me? I don't know e-bonics"
"z0mg zerg rush ^_^;;"
"wut? korean e-bonics is way different than regular e-bonics"
"idk my bff jill?"
"god dammit i hate when commercials use e-bonics"
A form of the English language, mostly inhabited by African-Americans. Most commonly confused with friendly slang such as "wassup" and "hey how you doin'". Ebonics has a historical background, mostly underappreciated by uneducated 'Crombie guys. During the times of early slavery, it was spoken mostly in the south as an alternate language to English, since their own native languages were forbidden. It has since survived centuries of change and been altered into today's form of african-american slang.
Ebonics: "Ayo wassup ma, damn yous lookin fly why dont you let me holla atchu for a hot minute"
Proper English: "Hello, miss, you are looking very beautiful. I was wondering if you could possibly spare a minute of your time so that I could get to know you better."
Old (southern) Ebonics: "Whyontchu brin dem oba here an let meh getcha sum colta drin yous been werkin eba sin da sun done come awn up, yous gonna hurchoself likeat."
Proper English: "Why don't you bring those over here and let me get you a cold beverage. You have been working diligently since sunrise. This is not good for your health."
Ghetto and black.
"Dude, that chick is so ebonic!"
"I know, I can see her weave tracks."
A very primative and unbased dialect of the North American Street Ape. The Street Ape, similar to Parrots, are able to mimic the English language spoken by humans. It's impossibe that an animal such as the Street Ape could learn English in such a manner as to understand it and speak it properly, they simply lack the intelligence. But through years exposure, the Street Ape has been able to mimic these sounds, and when combined with their basic dialect of grunts, groans, shreiks, and howls, you get what is referred to as "Ebonics".
Back in the pre-1860's, when the Street Ape population was controlled properly, there were very little instances of violence against humans. Sadly, it was only up until this time period that the Street Apes were actually useful for something. Today, like the feral pig is decimating the unpopulated environment in Australia, the Street Ape is decimating and destroying every large urban setting in the US. The Street Ape has had almost no impact on rural America, because the government feeding stations for the Street Ape are almost exclusively located in inner cities.
It's blatantly obvious that the Street Ape population needs to be controlled, and the species definatly should not be allowed to continue to roam freely amongst humans. The Street Apes should be kept in zoos and in research facilities where they can possibly once again be useful to humans.
The North American Street Ape
then proceeded to steal the human females purse, rape her, then go purchase some crack cocaine
. While raping the human, the Street Ape howled "Ooo-Wah-Ah-Ah!" in ebonics.