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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 beatem.
by Ms. Marilyn April 23, 2008
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The commonly used forn of communicting between one African-American and another.
phrase-SHIT! cuz that nig wit his crew is stright pimpin in dat hot six fow

translation-Wow, good buddy, that citizen and his friends are traviling in a very nice vehicle.
by snoop September 12, 2003
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ebonics is a dialect most commonly used by African-Americans. it involves grammar, punctuation and other things and often changes depending on what state, region you're in. ebonics is NOT slang. those who believe it is only show their ignorance. why would linguists study something that is insignificant. i would suggest those who believe this is only slang to pick up a book on pedagogy, read for clarity and understanding, and if you still don't get it, you never will.
Ebonics - I be wondering why people don't read a book for clarity.
by hericayne May 30, 2007
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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
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is an actual dialect of english. just like any other dialect of english it will be slightly different from english. Is does have SYNTAX. Verbal marking, its own phonological system different from english. This is not what blacks do to not learn english. Read a book. African American English by Lisa Green. You will be informed or maybe not if you don't understand linguistics. By the way, there are many variations of English. Do you know which one you are speaking?
my examples are too extensive so I will put normal ones

Terms for females in ebonics
Bopper, dime, honey, hot girl, ma, shorty, wifey
These are labels for females used by males. If there was no systematic way of doing things then a female would be able to say these things and not seem a little odd. As a female it would be odd to label a girl as a "shorty".
by Lovingthrill October 25, 2006
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words speaking ghettoly by mostly blacks(dont hate)
Damen: my nigga be willin ova nuttin son he be smoking to much dust.
shanana: na na dont be hatten on my homeboi cuz he crunk
damen:be quie u kno all he be doing iz poping dem gats and smoking dat stuff
shanana:aight aight you stright dat es all he be doing
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by mandi February 02, 2004
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