UH y eah I doodled aliceapprovesart's human Bill
sweats a lo t aahhah
feel like this may be useful someday
Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)
Today in Black people invented everything you hold near and dear…
There are a few old Betty Boop cartoons on YouTube where she’s actually animated as Black. I’m both incredibly proud & disgusted to finally have names of all of the Black women who shaped so much of American culture after all of these years of being ignored.
ok i know people pull that ‘WOW THIS KID THING IS ~~~DARK~~’ shit constantly but the hunchback of notre dame was actually so dark who’s idea was it to make this movie for children wtf
if i ship a fictional heterosexual couple their writers should congratulate themselves
Pantheon || page 48
Set is my favourite magical girl.
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.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
i would also like to point out that William Labov’s The Logic of Nonstandard English was published in 1969 (a shorter version was published in The Atlantic in 1972, which is a little easier to read than the scanned pdf). he talks specifically about copula deletion, as well as interpersonal factors that affect how black kids interact with white authority figures (since he was interested in how this affects education and ‘intelligence’).
basically, we’ve known that AAVE is perfectly grammatical and in no way inferior to SAE for almost half a century, yet so many white people still don’t understand how different populations develop different grammars. wow.
These are the only details on twogamis page and I can’t stop laughing