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Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by xamuel17(m): 9:43am On Sep 24, 2015
The word Ebonics was originally coined to refer to the language of the African Diaspora . Since the mid-1990s, it has been used colloquially to refer to a distinctive lect, or variety, of English spoken by African Americans , which most linguists refer to as African American
Vernacular English .
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME EBONIC PHRASES AND THERE MEANING:

Yo - Hello
Sup? - How are you?
Dope/Dizzle - good
Off da hook/hizzle/hizza - very good
Whack/Whizzle - bad
Da Kronik - good weed
Peeps - people
Ni/Nizzle/Nizza - Man/friend
Dawg/Dizzle/Dizza - Man/friend
Beeatsh - Woman/female friend
Ho/Hizzle/Hizza - Woman/female friend
love-vendor'd up/out- well dressed
Ride/Rizzle/Rizza - Car
5-0 - Police
Phat - good
Fly - good
Supafly - very good
don't be trippin' - Do not be anxious (a difficult
word to translate)
keepin' it real - keeping things in prespective to
reality
shortiez - children
livin' it large - living a prosperous life
chicken head - ugly woman
pigeon - ugly woman
papers - money
to smoke - to shoot
to bust a cap - to shoot
Crib/Krib - house
Bu - darling/girlfriend
9'z - a gun
6-Flow - Car
Crackaz/Crizzles/Crizzaz - Caucasian
Grillz - teeth
d-lo - keeping yourself unnoticed
pen - prison
gank'd - to be mugged/robbed
reprezentin' - to represent yourself or your group

Some phrases that I use:
1. Check yo' self = Watch what you say or watch
what you
are doing.
2. Sauced - When you embarrass someone
3. Grill - I use this word to mean Space or teeth.
You all up in my grill - You're in my face / You're
in my space / You're too close to me, etc.
4. Eat cake / Be gone = Get lost

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE.


#PEACE!
Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by Nobody: 11:18am On Sep 24, 2015
These are more like Urban slang expressions associated with the Hip Hop culture than Ebonics/African American Vernacular English.

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Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by Fulaman198(m): 11:37pm On Sep 24, 2015
I'd much rather learn another African language or improve in another African language like Zarma or Yoruba than to learn another offset of English, no offence
Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by macof(m): 7:38pm On Sep 25, 2015
Fulaman198:
I'd much rather learn another African language or improve in another African language like Zarma or Yoruba than to learn another offset of English, no offence

grin grin
Kids learn those stuff from American television everyday

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Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by Fulaman198(m): 10:46pm On Sep 25, 2015
macof:


grin grin
Kids learn those stuff from American television everyday

It's an utter waste of time. I'd rather do something more productive like learning another Nigerian language to make myself MORE Nigerian. Walahi, I wish I could speak every Nigerian language besides just Fulfulde, Hausa, some Tamasheq and some Zarma.
Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by macof(m): 10:51pm On Sep 25, 2015
Fulaman198:


It's an utter waste of time. I'd rather do something more productive like learning another Nigerian language to make myself MORE Nigerian. Walahi, I wish I could speak every Nigerian language besides just Fulfulde, Hausa, some Tamasheq and some Zarma.
You've done well already. Or you just want to learn a southern Nigerian language?
Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by xamuel17(m): 1:52am On Sep 26, 2015
but ebonic language is trendy!
Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by Fulaman198(m): 7:33am On Sep 26, 2015
macof:

You've done well already. Or you just want to learn a southern Nigerian language?


I want to be a true Nigerian and learn as many Nigerian languages as I can
Re: Learn More About African American Ebonic Language by Fulaman198(m): 7:33am On Sep 26, 2015
xamuel17:
but ebonic language is trendy!

Nonsense

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