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Pedro Jorge Rodríguez Román
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Mar 13, 2004

Necesito un diccionario completo de ebonics (inglés afroamericano). ¿Sabe alguien dónde puedo encontrar alguno? Lo quiero electrónico. Me da igual que sea monolingüe.

Gracias


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RHELLER
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January 31, 2004 IHT (International Herald Tribune) Mar 13, 2004

www.urbandictionary.com
by Meg Bortin IHT
You're in a San Francisco bar. You've been away from the States too long, or you're not American. Somebody "disses" you, but you don't know the difference between a nerd, a geek and a dweeb. This site allows you to type in the troublesome word; definitions have been sent in by fellow surfers. For example, "geek: previously a four-letter word, now a six-figure salary." Careful, though: As the site says, it's not appropriate for all audiences.

Not specifically African-American but there's a lot of "ghetto talk" in it.
Good luck!

[Edited at 2004-03-13 06:41]


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Hello elfuyi,
Here's one:

http://www.laughnet.net/archive/misc/ebonglos.htm

Kim

And another one:
http://faculty.virginia.edu/jalexander/public_html/hiphopglossary.htm

[Edited at 2004-03-13 13:37]

Two more:
http://www.dolemite.com/ebonics/allwords.htm

http://www.blackrefer.com/ebonics.html


[Edited at 2004-03-13 13:40]


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ntext  Identity Verified
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A note Mar 13, 2004

Be aware that the so-called "Ebonics" dialect is more a matter of pronunciation and grammar, rather than a distinct vocabulary.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_English_Vernacular

If you're looking for Black slang (which is not the same as Black English), scan the WWW for American or African-American/Black slang dictionaries.

http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/ht/English.html
http://www.slangsite.com/
http://www.rapdict.org/
http://www.slangsearch.com/
http://www.urbandictionary.com/

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1568250053/qid=1079211604/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3_xs_stripbooks_i3_xgl14/104-8411382-9630301?v=glance&s=books

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/014051306X/qid=1079211604/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_6_xs_stripbooks_i6_xgl14/104-8411382-9630301?v=glance&s=books

[Edited at 2004-03-13 21:27]


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Pedro Jorge Rodríguez Román
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Thanks a lot Mar 14, 2004

Thanks t'y'all.

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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
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ebonics is more than just pronunciation and grammar Feb 4, 2006

Norbert Gunther Kramer wrote:

Be aware that the so-called "Ebonics" dialect is more a matter of pronunciation and grammar, rather than a distinct vocabulary.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_English_Vernacular

If you're looking for Black slang ...


Sorry, but Ebonics is not just a matter of phonology (pronunciation) and syntax (grammar). It is a quite comprehensive mix of phonology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, pragmatics and sociolinguistics, and empowered mainly by a lack of understanding of what language is.

See:
http://www.proz.com/post/227654#227654
&
http://www.linguistlist.org/topics/ebonics/
(the latter link being a comprehensive discussion of formally trained theoretical linguistics and practitioners in the area of language learning in Afro-American language contexts and creole language contexts.

Jeff
http://www.geocities.com/creolelangs/


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