The most accepted theory is that slaves combined their native languages with English, or invented new words entirely. An example?
Others emphasize Ebonics' African origins, noting that West African languages often lack th sounds and final consonant clusters e. Sometimes it's just written out as "the goat," and sometimes it's just conveyed via the use of a goat emoji.
Unlike many slang terms, these 'black' words have been around for ages, they are not restricted to particular regions or age groups, and they are virtually unknown in their 'black' meanings outside the African American community. They might also suggest that American Ebonics was shaped by the high proportions of Creole-speaking slaves that were imported from the Caribbean in the earliest settlement periods of the thirteen original colonies.
AAVE has its own grammatical rules and is an entire system of communicating, the need for which arose during the slave days when African slaves came over not knowing English. In the s, "yas" was popularly yelled to support and cheer on drag queens during their runway walks.
This secondary account is usually very personal and emotional, sort of like a diary, or silly, filled with memes and humorous photos.
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