Talk:African American Vernacular English

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Without being by any means an expert on this, I'm a bit sceptical about the suggestion that AAVE differences from standard English come from African language roots. I think it has a lot more to do with Southern American English dialects, most African Americans being descended from nineteenth-century slaves in the Southern States, and a huge concentration of the AA population still being within & around those states. weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 17:12, 7 October 2008 (EDT)

Supposedly, many of the variations from Southern English come from African roots. While I know something about linguistics, I know nothing about African languages, and am not in a position to speak to that, but it's what I've heard. Researcher 17:13, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
It's probably a combination of all of the above. See here. Cheers!--Der Meister des Marionettestalk! 18:15, 7 October 2008 (EDT)

At Talk:African-American WeaselDroid raised the issue of the hyphen in A-A. We need to determine which is the correct usage and make ourselves up a bucket of consistency, I suspect. ħumanUser talk:Human 18:48, 7 October 2008 (EDT)

I think it's called Ebonics[edit]

— Unsigned, by: Kyle / talk / contribs

By basically nobody. Ebonics is heavily associated with believing AAVE to be related to African languages, a belief which mainstream linguistics has found false. Benn (talk) 10:39, 5 May 2018 (UTC)