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Jun
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comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
@Mitch Well, wikipedia has examples like "everybody be so choked up over gifts and everything, they don't be too hungry" - no "ing" there.
Jun
13
comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
Basically you are saying it's artistic license, then you turn around and say it "could be AAVE". In AAVE, at least some of those verbs are not grammatically incorrect, but are deliberately used that way, with a distinct meaning (e.g. the habitual aspect)
Jun
13
revised Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
added 46 characters in body
Jun
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comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
@Mitch I highlighted 5 verbs, only the last one is a "be like" and I mainly included it for completeness. My question is about all of them, but especially about the first 4, since assuming I identified it correctly, I already know what the last one is (habitual "be" + quotative "like"). I wonder, for example, if all the "be"s in there are instances of habitual "be". And I'd also like to know what "know" and "look" are; indeed they are possibly quite different from "be".
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comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
@MattE.Эллен Thanks for that. I don't think "it's AAVE" can be a suitable answer, even if it's true, because it says nothing more than "some people just talk like that". A proper answer would need some more details about how these verb form are classified and how they're supposed to be interpreted. The only question for which "it's AAVE" is the answer would be something like "What is the name of the English dialect commonly spoken by black people in the USA?"
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comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
@publicwireless So you're saying it's not AAVE but just artistic license?
Apr
29
comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
@AndrewLeach so you read one line, ignored everything else, and single-handedly decided to close it based on that?
Apr
29
revised Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
really?!
Apr
29
comment Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
Uh.. @Andrew how is this a duplicate? If you actually read my question, it should be extremely obvious that I am not asking about "X be like Y".
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asked Verb forms in “Feelin' Myself” (will.i.am song)
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comment Pronunciation of “influence”
@Jim does it make a difference? If I have to choose one, then let's say verb.
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