African American Vernacular English



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African American Vernacular English

African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also known as African American English (AAE), African American Language (AAL), Black English, and Ebonics, is a widely spoken dialect of American English. AAVE is mistaken by many as ______________________________English.



Words, Sounds, and Grammar

Bread

Money

“Man, I didn’t make no bread workin’ at the restaurant tonight. I’m broke.”

Bling

Flashy jewelry

“He got bling ‘round his neck.”

Crib

Home

“Wanna chill at my crib tonight to study for maf? I gotta ax you a question.”

Translate these sentences

Dang, she is thirsty, callin’ my phone!




Her clothes are rachet!







I was glaring at Mrs. Case all class because I cannot stand her!




Will you please mind your own business?

Can you come up with AAVE words or phrases you have heard before or use yourself?


























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