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This is a social variety with accent (ie phonological) and dialect (lexical and grammatical) features. Key examples are:
Replacement of fricatives th with plosives t or d: thing/ting them/dem
Changes in stress patterns (all syllables made equal)
Consonant clusters (esp word-
Greater creativity in lexis eg peelhead = bald man
Repetition used for emphasis in normal speech
Phonetic rather than standard spelling is used
“Fi” used for “to” in infinitve phrases: He like fi sing
Generally, inflections are often omitted -
Copula “to be” omitted: he very good looking
Changes in pronoun use -
It is always a good idea to research your own examples as a revision activity. However, in the case of BBE, beware of finding BEV (Black English Vernacular) or AAVE (African American Vernacular English) or Ebonics examples instead -
Many of these aspects can also be found in Multi-