British (and American) Ebonics

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu May 9 23:24:29 UTC 2002

Beverly Flanigan writes:
>One of you (Wells?) commented on Southern English features in Blacks at
>>Oberlin; I would guess Coretta Scott King exhibited some of these when
>she was >at Oberlin............
Was she at Oberlin?  I know she was at Antioch.

The usual characteristics of AAE  are less apparent in longtime resident
blacks in Canada than they are here.   I think most of us would have
trouble distinguishing by voice & speech alone between blacks & whites from
the same region there.
A. Murie

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