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Hey nigga Word up screams J Michael across the room to Omar Holla J I not seen yo in foreva how yo ho doin he replies She be good my ol lady aint be that great though J Michael says in a somber mood Yo I sorry I be stoppin down in the projects to holla at her Omar says regarding J Michaels Mom Well bro I out Yells J Michael as he walks out the door Holla back soon Not just slang spoken in cities or a joining of the two words ebony and phonics Ebonics is the vernacular of the ghetto Also known as African American English Ebonics is the most commonly spoken language in American cities whether in a Spanish dialect or American dialect The Spanish dialect is spoken more in southern cities where there is more of a Spanish or Puerto Rican ethnicity To fully understand Ebonics you must also understand the people that speak it and how it plays a role in their lives Most suburban Americans consider Ebonics a slang spoken by black city dwellers when in all actuality it is a well-formed language spoken by many different races in a large range of locations The Oakland City School District deemed Ebonics the official language of the school district in 1996 completely changing this view of White America The Ebonics that is being seen now is a language with many dialects of its own it has many different distinct aspects that make it different from American English and that have caused this change of belief There are two main dialects of Ebonics that are spoken in America The first is the American dialect This is the original Ebonics that we hear talked about most often From city to city there might be a few different words but to the core this is all the American dialect The other is the Spanish dialect This dialect
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