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Nape Sapa

NYC. Aspiring writer, producer, Martial Artist, Poet. Lover of life.Sapiophile. Looking for inspiration in every experience. How do you measure the value of a person? what would you give? What would you take?

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Sometimes after I say/type a sentence I go through and think

deebott:

"Was that the proper way to say that?"

"How can I rearrange that sentence?"

"What are better words I could have used?"

Or am I the only one?

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.