I started to type in vernacular Claire when I read the first post... but it was late and the OP wasn't worth it
in an aside.. don't you guys just love when random people start posting on threads that have a derogatory title on blsd?
and ... I hear America Singing..
can not is only to be used when the not
forms another thought...
so the structure of the sentence was still incorrect....Black English
is considered to be dialect and vernacular...when slaves were brought over from Africa from various countries obviously many different languages were spoken... a language was developed (merging of thier native tongue and some standard English) so that they could communicate with one another...
When Malindy Sings by Paul Laurence Dunbar
G'way an' quit dat noise, Miss Lucy—
Put dat music book away;
What's de use to keep on tryin'?
Ef you practise twell you're gray...
You ain't got de nachel o'gans
Fu' to make de soun' come right,
You ain't got de tu'ns an' twistin's
Fu' to make it sweet an' light....
Easy 'nough fu' folk to hollah,
Lookin' at de lines an' dots,
When dey ain't no one kin sence it,
An' de chune comes in, in spots