Ebonics 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 1 :
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."
English) That's all very fine...
Ebonics) That all reeeal gooudt....
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 the door.
Ebonics) I ain tellin you no mo', shet de do' !!
iv) For suffixes with 2 identical consonants followed by "er," eliminate the "er."
English) That 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 by "ah."
English) Tower of Power
Ebonics) Towah of Powah
vi) However, in the case of a plural, "ers" is replaced by "az."
English) Negroes
Ebonics) niggaz
Now, a brief poem :
They go my niggaz all up in da hooudt,
Niggaz be pimpin' just like dey shooudt,
Leroy 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
Niggaz 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...
by Johnny Chingas May 09, 2004

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Frequently maligned North American dialect spoken primarily by the black population. Ebonics has strong connections to African syntax, pronunciation, and grammar, though the dialect has evolved since its advent in the early slavery days of the United States. Due to its differences from standard English, people often mistakenly believe it to be nothing but a lazy and ignorant tongue. (It doesn't help that Ebonics has become trendy amongst illiterate teenagers who assume that "izzle", an infix which was invented only a few years ago, comprises the entirety of the dialect.) Others try to assume Ebonics in an attempt to look hardcore. However, most people who use Ebonics speak it as a mother tongue, and in this way it is as valid and organized a dialect as any other.
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Just thought I should point out (though I find it unusual that you wouldn't know this, considering your "doctorate in languages") that "aks" was actually the original pronunciation of what is now accepted as "ask".

The word "ask" originally came from the word "acsian". By the time people settled North America in the 1400's though, the word had been shortened to "aks". Like with many words (especially those combining the "s" and "c" sounds) metathesis occured, and some people began to pronounce the word as "ask".

Because of animosity between the North and the South, the North started consistently pronouncing it as "ask" and put pressure on the public school system to have it taught that way as well. "Aks" became stigmatized as the "souther/uneducated" pronunciation, though at this point had yet to be associated with African Americans.

Ultimately, under pressure fromthe North, all public schools(PS) adopted that pronunciation. Because african americans were not allowed access to PS at that time, they continued to learn that it was pronounced as "ask".

It's less a matter of "ebonics" as it is your lack of historical knowledge. Get educated love :)
In reference to the use of "aks" as an example of the controversial term "ebonics", AKS and ASK were for a long time both accepted ways to pronounce what is now most widely accepted as "Ask"
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Contrary to ignorant posts on this website, Ebonics is NOT mere slang. Rather it is a fully-formed, complex, rule-governed system of language that has specific rules for pronunciation, vocabulary, and word order, all of which operate as a complex grammatical system inherited, in part, from West African languages. Attempts to imitate the speech patterns by those who don’t understand the complexities of the grammatical system of Ebonics not only sound ridiculous but also result in usages that are downright linguistically incorrect and culturally demeaning.

ebonics examples:

Habitual “be”: He be mean to me. (meaning: he is habitually mean to me.)
He mean to me. (meaning: he is being mean to me right now.)
She BEEN married. (stressed “been” meaning she’s been married a long time and still is.)
Multiple negative inversion: Can’t nobody beat ‘em.
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Black talk, slang, ghetto, country,
Well I never herd such abstrosity in my life Boswick. Never talk in ebonics in my presence in your life!
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The way us brothas be speakin'. Those white people be givin' every damn thing a name. ...pshh ebonics!
you want an example, what was i speakin up there!? nigerian!? playa that was ebonics.
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Bitch be yackin at me fo' speakin wif ebonics so I slap her up and kick her ugly ass right up out my flibbity-flobbity-floop.
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ebonics is the act of using almost every word your english teacher didnt want you to use. it uses the latest slang or "in correct grammer" of the weak. it is useually spoken in the ghetto and poorer parts of town. some people speak ebonics as a 3rd language or just as a joke (e.g. preppy high schoolers) some people use it as a joke and when they need to get their point across to certain groups of people(e.g. myself, the person who is getting their poin across) and some people use it as every day language, they also dont call it ebonics, they called it "talk"n at cha". ebonics also involves putting an "izle" or "isich" to some words. it also works by just adding a J or an X.
Yo G, ima B5 to da mizall rite quick and get my mack on wit da shawties, ya dig me? or can u not speak my ebonics.

look here playa, i dont like you crankin yo game on my blizzock, so you beta raise up outa here befor i have bust a kizzap in yo wana be back side. do u dig, trick?

MAN1: shut izz up rite quizzick, i trin wizzach da tv bizzich. i said hush up in ther!
MAN@: yo dog, u really cant speak ebonics. i mean im spitten dat at cha cuz i keeps it real. YA MEAN?!?!?!
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