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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    i think the whole ebonics thing is bull crap, its just more or less an accent than i dialect. what is this country coming to?
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    Re: Ebonics for school credit?

    Simply put by most people already, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German, English (ESL)... these are all languages spoken by a wide variety of people all over the world, they are taught in elementary school, highschool and university alike because they are languages that are possibly useful in economics.

    In Canada I know for sure if you want to work for the government in the upper status jobs you must be bilingual (English and French), and furthermore if you can speak both languages you are almost guaranteed a decent job with the government and what not.

    But what I am getting at is, schools teach these languages because they have the potential to be useful.

    Ebonics on the other hand is not even a language it's slang, at most I would call it a dialect that originated in the USA and dialects usually only pertain to their specific area. Anyone who is not from the USA and speaks in ebonics is probably someone who just adopted that way of talking because they think it makes them look badass or something, and no offence but people where I live who talk like that just come off as pathetic wannabes. It's a culturally specific linguistic utterance. And anyone who speaks it that's not from that culture sounds some what ridiculous, it would be like someone who is not British to just up and start speaking with a British accent all the time. (That's just an example I know an accent and a dialect, language, whatever are totally different things.)

    Therefore it would be irreverent to teach Ebonics in schools, especially since the majority of people who speak in Ebonics speak and understand "Formal English" it would be pointless to teach it in schools. Unless your making a living in a US community populated heavily by Ebonic speaking individuals where would you ever use it? Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's a retarded abuse of the English language like people have claimed in the past (not on here) it's a way of speaking that pertains to a specific culture and if they feel so strongly about preserving it they can have cultural classes after school. In Ontario (Canada) most schools offer after school cultural specific classes for kids who want to keep their heritage, language and their culture.
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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Omega
    Yeah, let's teach klingon as well, that's just as useful.

    Ebonics is not a language, nothing acknowledges it as such, just because Webster's dictionary is adding a couple words of slang here and there doesn't mean any of it has any meaning or value to the english language or on its own as a language. At the end of the day it's trash slang spoken by lower levels of society with absolutely no practical use whatsoever.
    Dam, you beat me to it. I was going to say that.

    This ranks up there with one of the most stupidist things ive ever heard. Instead of facilitating this stupid way of speaking, why not have programs set up to help ppl( who speak this way), to learn the kings english.

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Look let's put it this way, if Spanglish and Chinglish is not accept so shouldn't Ebonics be accepted. Because Ebonics is not a badass thing, it's more of a lazy English...such as "just bring it" and "it's already been brunged" XD

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    There was a previous attempt at creating an artificial 'universal' language back in the 1960s, called Esperanto, and based on common latin roots from European languages. The fact the vew people remember this language today shows how successful artificial languages are...
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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    There was a previous attempt at creating an artificial 'universal' language back in the 1960s, called Esperanto, and based on common latin roots from European languages. The fact the vew people remember this language today shows how successful artificial languages are...
    I bet you're the only person on this forum who was around back then to know about it

    I'm taking a course at Universe right now called Philosophy of Language, I'm interested to know what my professor think Philosophers of Language would think of Ebonics. I should ask him next week.

    Especially since according to a lot of their theories Ebonics would not be considered a language or even relevant, since language to some of them was not artificially made up, a few believe it just naturally occurred over time and the sounds that were uttered by the individuals eventually became associated with specific beliefs. And repeated because the belief became universal within the culture.
    The language of communication is generally referred to as natural language or object language (in the field of philosophy of language)
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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    There was a previous attempt at creating an artificial 'universal' language back in the 1960s, called Esperanto, and based on common latin roots from European languages. The fact the vew people remember this language today shows how successful artificial languages are...
    I've heard of it.....because I read fiction (Retief).

    The actual "language" died a miserable and forboding death. You're more likely to meet someone who speaks Klingon.

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    I've heard of it.....because I read fiction (Retief).

    The actual "language" died a miserable and forboding death. You're more likely to meet someone who speaks Klingon.
    Depends on where you live, I have someone in my street who speaks Esperanto.

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