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USAGE: AAVE/Spanish pidgin?

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Monday, May 9, 2005, 23:14
I walked out to the mailbox a while ago, and there were a bunch of black
and hispanic kids (all maybe between 5 and 10 years old) running around,
playing and yelling in the parking lot, as kids are wont to do. I thought
nothing of it at first, until I listened. They were yelling to eachother
in what to my ear sounded like a mixture of AAVE and Spanish. Now,
obviously, this is the stuff that pidgins are made of, but before I try
sneaking around outside trying to build a grammar for this new language
(arguably even a conlang!), I have to ask whether there's any organisation
or spread of this phenomenon, or whether it's entirely sporadic and

Any takers?




Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>