Resource: Ebonics/African American dictionary
Thread poster: Pedro Jorge Rodríguez Román

Pedro Jorge Rodríguez Román
Local time: 04:28
English to Spanish
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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


 

RHELLER
United States
Local time: 20:28
French to English
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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]


 

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 21:28
German to English
Monolingual Mar 13, 2004

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]


 

ntext  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:28
Member
German to English
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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]


 

Pedro Jorge Rodríguez Román
Local time: 04:28
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Thanks a lot Mar 14, 2004

Thanks t'y'all.

 

Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 04:28
Multiplelanguages
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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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