Ebonics In English

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Phonics is Ebonics When Africans were brought to the United States of America they were striped of their native language. They were whipped and told that they were not to speak in their native tongue. As a result English was learned by methods of listening as a young child does from infantry until they learn to speak. Because English was a second language to slaves their brains had to be trained to speak in a new pattern. West Africans do not use consonants to pronounce words in their native language that they speak. Slaves had to learn a new language in a new environment from words that were spoken to them based on the sounds that they heard. Once they would pick up words from the English language they drop some of the letters that are…show more content…
It was the first form of Black English language which was spoken and written. Gullah is not only a language it is a culture. Native people from the islands in South Carolina and the edges of Atlanta Georgia speak the Gullah Vernacular. As black began to migrate into other regions a new dialect known as Ebonics was created. Ebonics consist of two words ebony which means black, and phonics which means sounds. Many African Americans speak in a different speech pattern fromWhite Americans. In the days of slavery Blacks lived in social isolation from the White population. Anglo-Saxons were taught to speak grammatically correct from reading books. In fact, Blacks were denied education. It was not until after the Civil War that Black people began confronting the issue of illiteracy. In modern day society blacks have low test scores. The ability to articulate words the same as educated Anglo-Saxons has bridged a wedge in recognizing written words. The Black community, as well as teachers needs to understand, that although they have come far from slavery the English patterns learned created a new dialect amongst the African…show more content…
Black people struggle as a culture with what is considered proper English to them as a whole. If someone articulates their words native Ebonics speakers say that the person talks like a white person. If someone does not speak using all of the Consonants they are considered uneducated. Someone who does not articulate their words is no less intelligent than someone who does. Every culture uses informal, formal and slang language. Blacks who speak their native tongue should not have to be ashamed of their cultural experience, history or
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