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.
The secreat language of black people that we cant understand.
Yo cracka whats popin?(in that weird accent)
Im am fine thank you very much how about yourself?
Ima chillen fo reaaa.Its sho pimp up in hur.
Will you stop talking in ebonics?
by Judy Kate April 04, 2008
a figure of language that consits of shizzles, wizzles, snuggle-wuggles and dizzels. Fo' SHizzle!
im in ebonics III.
by WESTMINSTER OBSERVER May 07, 2003
A name made up by white people to describe the way certain uneducated people (of all races) speak.
Ebonics: I be goin to da store right thurr
by crissycris December 29, 2009
A made-up language with made-up words
1. Fo shizzle dizzle my nizzle


That is ebonics.

Enough said.
by Street Souljah September 04, 2008
A noun. An ethnic dialect used predominantly in urban areas around the United States
Ebonics-“ what up ho?,” which means “how are you doing young lady”
“yo that shiznit be tizight,” which means “that is good stuff”


by Dee Boi July 25, 2008
ghetto talk
Ebonics: im gonna run all up in there set and disrepect it with tha tech.

English:im gonna run up into a persons house and proceed to whack (kill) there bitch ass.
by ThaCrip January 30, 2003
Ebonics - Plural noun (treated as singular), Blend of Ebony and Phonics.

The African-American dialect of Standard English, there are different dialects within Ebonics itself. Similar to how the American dialect of English has dialects within itself such as the Texan dialect and the Boston dialect.

Ebonics is a dialect of Standard English just as American, Canadian, Scottish, Irish, Australian ect. forms of English are all dialects of Standard English. It is usually spoken by African-Americans who are the decedents of Black slaves from West Africa and the Caribbean.
Ebonics was born from the fact that African-American slaves were not allowed to learn how to read or write during their lives. Without proper instruction from their English speaking "masters" slaves were forced to learn English with the only language rules they knew from their native languages. Ebonics are usually seen as a form of "broken English" as a result. However they bear a resemblance to Scottish speakers of English.

The Scottish people who used to speak Gaelic had English forced upon them by the English as well during conquest and enslavement. However proper instruction was not given in the language and its rules and as a result the Scottish dialect of English is different than Standard English.

Both Scottish English, and African-American English (Ebonics) are dialects of Standard English. However, certain people have tried to claim that Ebonics is a separate language in it's own right while choosing to ignore basic definitions of language and other examples of similar cases. If Ebonics is indeed a separate language than the Scottish dialect of English, and many other dialects of English will also be different languages. The people who are trying to establish Ebonics as a separate language are simply trying to segregate African-Americans dialects as well as their culture from American culture and not allowing it to be included in Euro-American culture.
by Seperation=discrimination March 31, 2011

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