AAVE terminology

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omission of the verb 'to be'
e.g. my mama dead
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the unmarked possessive
e.g. our new mammy high heel shoes
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use of 'ain't' as a negative
e.g. I ain't well
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use of double negative
e.g. he don't say nothing
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present tense verbs uninflected for person/number
e.g. he say, she die screaming
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altered syntax (word order) in questions
e.g. where it is?
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lexis associated with the American south/idiolect
e.g. knock me over with a feather
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elision/contraction
e.g. bout
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ellipsis
e.g. too sick to last long
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minor sentence
sentence fragment
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multiple co-ordination more common than complex sentences
using 'and' a lot in long sentences
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simple and compound sentences rather than complex sentences
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starting sentences with co-ordinating conjunctions
e.g. And now I feels sick
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phonetic spelling
e.g. she ast, git used to it
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Card 2

Front

e.g. our new mammy high heel shoes

Back

the unmarked possessive

Card 3

Front

e.g. I ain't well

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

e.g. he don't say nothing

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

e.g. he say, she die screaming

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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