invariant "be"

George Thompson gt1 at NYU.EDU
Mon Jun 4 22:30:40 UTC 2012

How early is invariant "be" in AAVE documented.

Or, is an instance from 1818 of interest?


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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