The only exceptions are negative auxiliary forms like "can't" and "don't" which can lose the final voiceless "t" even though it follows a voiced "n.". ch_color_border = "FFFFFF"; The definition and examples of phonics: phonics is a method of teaching reading based on the sounds of letters, groups of letters, and syllables. "Ah ‘on know what homey be doin." B. Badonkadonk- an extremely curvaceous female behind, usually supplemented by a small waist. Ebonics Notes and Discussion. (SE Before you know it, he will have already aced the tests. ), AAVE: "I ast Ruf could she bring it ovah to Tom crib." Sentence Examples We mess up the English language with ebonics, Spanglish, Yiddish, Tagalog, and pidgin. //-->. The fact of the matter is that working class, inner city African American kids are WAY behind on reading and the language arts, and the language that they bring to school--which the schools currently do NOT take into account--appears to be one of the factors in their failure, and one of the factors which, in a sensitive and skilled program, could become a factor in their success. However, the term, which flourished for a while in the 1970s (see the June 1979 special issue of the Journal of Black Studies, which was devoted to Ebonics), did not really catch on outside of the Afrocentric community, and Black English, now AAVE, is more popular in Linguistics. A. The Ebonics Controversey What is the controversy over Ebonics about? An example of Ebonics is eliminating the apostrophe and any letters following the apostrophe in a word, such as I going. (SE: Nobody can think the way he does. AAVE: "She BIN had dat han'-made dress" (SE: She's had that hand-made dress for a long time, and still does.