Acronymed from African American Vernacular English, is an American English dialect uniquely spoken in African-American communities. Its origins stems from Old Southern American English dialects, which themselves originate from Southern English and Scots-Irish accented immigrants to the American South in the 17th century. Though more recently related to the Appalachian English dialect and Cajun Vernacular English, it also contains West African grammatical structures and pronunciations originating from black African slaves in the American South. Given its origin along the Southern US coast, it became widespread across America with the migration of freedmen from former slaving ports, plantations, and ghettos into Northern and Western states. Now in the 20th century, the dialect has branched and diversified as African American communities have cemented themselves across America over the centuries and decades; though it is still typified by its distinguishable southern drawl.
AAVE is a uniquely American creation that has been transformed over the course of many decades. It's a thoroughly developed muscle of a resilient, disenfranchised people.
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AAVE, which is an acronym for African American Vernacular English or in other words, Black Vernacular English (BVE) Known outside of the academic and sociophonologic setting as "Ebonics", AAVE is a dialect that hails from West African linguistics.
It's not "ghetto talk", what she's speaking is a dialect called AAVE and it does not reflect her learning capacity.
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Stands for African American Vernacular English, also referred to as Ebonics and black English
Dude 1: Nigga, our employer be trippin’ and finna fire some people because he don’t care about no moral integrity.
Dude 2: Agreed, my ni—oh wait, white person coming, let’s cut the AAVE and code switch General American English.
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It’s an abbreviation for African American Vernacular English

With words including clout, simp, bussin, musty, lit, turnt, ALLAT stuff

NO IT IS NOT “Gen Z” language shi been around yall slow
Chase: OMG this couch bussin 🤤
Jordan: Nigga wtf you just said

Chase: Gen Z language 🤪
Jordan: Naw, that’s AAVE, just like clout, simp, bussin, musty, and ALL those words yall white people be using SO wrong

Chase: Oh…
Jordan: Yea…it’s been a thing
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African American Vernacular English. Also known as ebonics.
That man tands to speak AAVE which i find difficult to understand.
by John Beatty September 23, 2006
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Short for African American Vernacular Language. AAVE has been around for decades, centuries even…black people have created our own words that have circulated around our own communities. Some may label AAVE as “slang” or “ghetto” but it’s simply the way we speak and pronounce words. When those who are not black use AAVE, it’s very weird considering they are copying our every move.
Examples of AAVE: Musty, Chile, Ms girl, Deadass, Headass, cap, no cap, sis, pressed, finna, period/purr, asf, sus, stank, the gag, pop off, tea, trippin, hella, buggin, Tweakin, On my mama, Raw, real talk, snatched, gas/gassed/gassin, willin/wilding, aggy, wack/whack, throwing hands, girl bye/boy bye, and much more.
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African American Vernacular English, also known as Black English, is the variety of English used by most working and middle class African Americans.
Yo, how you done been?

Suh cuh, I noticed you speaking AAVE,

Exactly, slime.
by iamamuslim June 13, 2022
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