CHAPTER 3: LANGUAGE AND ETHNIC GROUP
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It refers to a speech community (a group of people who speak a common language) that shares a common cultural background.
It is considered the parent language from which all Indo-European languages originated.
Originally, it was a country consisting of six republics.
It is the language of the Serbs, the people of Serbia.
Serbian is based on the Cyrillic alphabet.
It is the language that the people of Croatia (the Croats) speak. It is based on the Latin alphabet (like English).
It is also called Serbo-Croatian. The Serbs, Croats, and the muslims and Christian Croats of Bosnia spoke this language in common at first.
Break-up of Yugoslavia
This took place in the 1990s. Each of the six republics wanted to become an independent country.
It is also called Bosanski. It was the language that the Bosniaks spoke. After the break-up, they changed the name from Serbo-Croat to Bosnian or Bosanski.
It stands for African American Vernacular English.
It is a quality of AAVE. For example, My mama didn't raise no fool. Here, didn't and no are in the same sentence. It means that my mother didn't raise any fool.
Lack of Be Verb
AAVE does not use the be verb (is, are was, were, am). Examples: He is happy. (Standard) He happy (AAVE)
Non-inversion of Questions
AAVE does not invert questions. For example, I asked him where he went. (Standard) I asked him where did he go. (AAVE)
Use of the word Be instead of the Be Verb
AAVE generally does not use the BE Verb (is, are, was, were, am). But, even if it uses, it uses the word be instead of the be verb. Example: He is nice. (Standard) He nice. (AAVE) or He be nice. (AAVE)
No -s in present tense singular
AAVE does not use the -s form for the present tense third person singular. For example, He eats. (Standard) He eat. (AAVE)
Use of It Instead of There
AAVE uses the pronoun it instead of there. Example: There was a shop close by. (Standard) It was a shop close by. (AAVE). There is a God above us. (Standard) It is a God above us. (AAVE)
No SV Concord
AAVE does not follow Subject Verb agreement. Example: They were present all day. (Standard) They was present all day. (AAVE)
Hitler and the Nazis believed that they were the pure Aryan race. So, their language should be pure German. There should be no loan words from other languages in the German vocabulary.
They were considered to be a pure ethnic group. It is believed they spoke the Indo-European parent language.
This is the behaviour or learning or information that a person gets from the environment.
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