Features of AAVE

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Dialect Words
Words specific to a particular region or social group
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Ellipsis
Leaving out one or more words that are not necessary for a phrase to be understood
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Ellision
Slurring two or more words together
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Minor Sentences
A sentence which does not necessarily have a subject or a verb but which can be understood
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Multiple Co-ordination
Two or more coordinating conjunctions linking two or more elements
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Ain't as a negative
Makes the voice more empathetic
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Deletion of the Copula Verb
Deletion of the word that links that subject of the sentence to the complement. E.g. be, look, feel, ease, smell, sound etc
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Phonological Orthography
When words are spelt the way they are pronounced
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Non Standard Subject-Verb Agreement
Where the verb doesn't match the subject ('I Be' , 'Harpo Say')
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Uninflected Verbs
Inflection means the give the verb a regular ending. An Uninflected verb is a verb with an irregular ending.
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Omission of the auxillary verb 'to be'
Be, am, are, is, was, were, been, being. An auxiliary verb is a helping verb
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Initial Vowel Omission
Leaving out the vowel at the start of a word
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Double Negative
A phrase containing two negative words to express a single negative idea
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Altered Syntax in Questions
When the order of words in a question is non-standard
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Unmarked Possessive
The omission of an -s ending indicating possession ('With God('s) Help')
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Leaving out one or more words that are not necessary for a phrase to be understood

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Ellipsis

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Slurring two or more words together

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A sentence which does not necessarily have a subject or a verb but which can be understood

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Two or more coordinating conjunctions linking two or more elements

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