Black people can't speak English

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#55 Jan 30, 2013
Maybe if English was our Indigenous language, we could speak it. White Americans have no excuse why they can't speak a European language correctly.
Barros Serrano-Bey

United States

#56 Jan 30, 2013
Redefined wrote:
Maybe if English was our Indigenous language, we could speak it. White Americans have no excuse why they can't speak a European language correctly.
That's the same bullshit I just slapped down.

Your “indigenous” language... how many generations ago? And how many whites are English by ancestry?

English is not the language of my ancestors yet I speak it well. I could say the same about people like Savant.

Savant stated himself why he is proficient in English---he STUDIED!!!

What you are offering is a lame excuse. Growing up in the USA you (blacks) heard English all day the same as everyone else.

Language is not in our genes... it is LEARNED!

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#57 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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That's the same bullshit I just slapped down.
Your “indigenous” language... how many generations ago? And how many whites are English by ancestry?
English is not the language of my ancestors yet I speak it well. I could say the same about people like Savant.
Savant stated himself why he is proficient in English---he STUDIED!!!
What you are offering is a lame excuse. Growing up in the USA you (blacks) heard English all day the same as everyone else.
Language is not in our genes... it is LEARNED!
Western Blacks have their own unique dialect, even in Jamaica. These groups do NOT have to suppress this because you don't like how it sound. Even if The Brits speak more correctly, I personally wouldn't wanna talk like them because I don't like how it sound, but at same time I'm not going too harass them about it.
Barros Serrano-Bey

United States

#58 Jan 30, 2013
Redefined wrote:
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Western Blacks have their own unique dialect, even in Jamaica. These groups do NOT have to suppress this because you don't like how it sound. Even if The Brits speak more correctly, I personally wouldn't wanna talk like them because I don't like how it sound, but at same time I'm not going too harass them about it.
I'm not harassing anyone for their dialect.

What I am saying is that Yanks, black and white, tend to have a small lexicon and cannot use syntax properly. This when they're attempting to speak mainstream English.

It's not the sound... it's the paucity of expression. Yanks are constantly annoying in this respect. Brits are like a breath of fresh air.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#59 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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I'm not harassing anyone for their dialect.
What I am saying is that Yanks, black and white, tend to have a small lexicon and cannot use syntax properly. This when they're attempting to speak mainstream English.
It's not the sound... it's the paucity of expression. Yanks are constantly annoying in this respect. Brits are like a breath of fresh air.
As long as as one can effectively get their point across or if others enjoy conversion with you, I don't see the big deal. If ur social skills suck or you can't express yourself, this will affect communication much more than ur dialect.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#60 Jan 30, 2013
Conversation*
Barros Serrano-Bey

United States

#61 Jan 30, 2013
Redefined wrote:
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As long as as one can effectively get their point across or if others enjoy conversion with you, I don't see the big deal. If ur social skills suck or you can't express yourself, this will affect communication much more than ur dialect.
Again, we are not discussing dialect, but proficiency with the language. Most “whites” in the USA speak some dialect or other.

But the problem is that neither white nor black Yanks generally have a good facility with the language.

Your argument is, why speak well if they understand what you mean? LOL... then why get educated at all.

With a small lexicon you are less expressive. You have to use commoner phrases and words which are less precise. And this is the difference between USA speakers and British speakers. The latter are far more expressive because they know the language better.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#62 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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Again, we are not discussing dialect, but proficiency with the language. Most “whites” in the USA speak some dialect or other.
But the problem is that neither white nor black Yanks generally have a good facility with the language.
Your argument is, why speak well if they understand what you mean? LOL... then why get educated at all.
With a small lexicon you are less expressive. You have to use commoner phrases and words which are less precise. And this is the difference between USA speakers and British speakers. The latter are far more expressive because they know the language better.
I feel emphasis should be placed on communication skills because this is were a lot PPL fall short regardless of how well they speak or don't speak. PPL are more impressed with how well you communicate with them. Being able to speak properly is a plus & vice versa.
Barros Serrano-Bey

United States

#63 Jan 30, 2013
Redefined wrote:
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I feel emphasis should be placed on communication skills because this is were a lot PPL fall short regardless of how well they speak or don't speak. PPL are more impressed with how well you communicate with them. Being able to speak properly is a plus & vice versa.
Right. That is true. Nonetheless, Yanks, black and white, tend to have a poor grasp of the language.

Obviously if you know the language better, you can speak better. How good are your communication skills in other respects is another matter.

But face it, Yanks are dumbed down, and that includes in their grasp of the English language.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#64 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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Right. That is true. Nonetheless, Yanks, black and white, tend to have a poor grasp of the language.
Obviously if you know the language better, you can speak better. How good are your communication skills in other respects is another matter.
But face it, Yanks are dumbed down, and that includes in their grasp of the English language.
How one speak will always be an issue tho if you are dealing with PPL who speak differently from you. This is why PPL HATE speaking with Indians on the phone & prefer Americans because many can't understand what their saying no matter how much they grasp the language.
Barros Serrano-Bey

United States

#65 Jan 30, 2013
Redefined wrote:
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How one speak will always be an issue tho if you are dealing with PPL who speak differently from you. This is why PPL HATE speaking with Indians on the phone & prefer Americans because many can't understand what their saying no matter how much they grasp the language.
Nonetheless, Yanks generally speak English poorly.

Indians, much better. They speak more like Brits. That is the point.

Yanks can't understand their accent... who cares? Indians speak English better than Yanks, which should embarrass all you Yanks.

“No Substitute For The Truth”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

Orlando, FL

#66 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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Nonetheless, Yanks generally speak English poorly.
Indians, much better. They speak more like Brits. That is the point.
Yanks can't understand their accent... who cares? Indians speak English better than Yanks, which should embarrass all you Yanks.
Get over it. No one cares who speak the most like Brits. Communication is the key NOT Brits.
Barros Serrano-Bey

United States

#67 Jan 30, 2013
Redefined wrote:
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Get over it. No one cares who speak the most like Brits. Communication is the key NOT Brits.
You're avoiding the issue, because you lose.

The fact is, Yanks have less a grasp on the language than Brits or Indians. It's not about accent or dialect.

It's about the fact that you Yanks are dumbed-down dullards, by corporate design, but you wallow in it, you're proud of it.

No wonder the whole world perceives that Yanks are stupid.

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#68 Jan 30, 2013
Yeah, we blacks should hang our heads in linguistic shame and inferiority, particularly when we are juxtaposed to those white masters of English prose, in Jersey and Boston (who clearly have no sympathy for the Queen's English) and let us not forget those Shakespearean scholars from the Mountains of west Virginia sweeping around through the south (yall won't some eggs wit Dem grits?) to those Elizabethans on the plains of Texas. And here in Cali, when conversing with whites, I'm not sure if we are dialoguing or texting, so yeah....sure, we blacks destroy what is otherwise a utopian land of melodious, harmonious, linguistic congruency!

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#69 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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Nonetheless, Yanks generally speak English poorly.
Indians, much better. They speak more like Brits. That is the point.
Yanks can't understand their accent... who cares? Indians speak English better than Yanks, which should embarrass all you Yanks.
As a individual Yank, I beg to differ with the proud English gentleman. I confess that it irritates me to no end, to watch Americans fall all over themselves, slobbering like Palov's dog at the sound of an English accent.

However, I have personally spent about eight years living on the European continent, in which time, I not only interacted with many Brits but spent considerable time in the U.K., and very rarely did I encounter an Englishman or woman who dazzled me and left me bereft of utterance with their substantive linguistic dexterity. From where I stood, minus the accent, it was a bunch of "much ado about nothing!"

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#70 Jan 30, 2013
Barros Serrano-Bey wrote:
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Again, we are not discussing dialect, but proficiency with the language. Most “whites” in the USA speak some dialect or other.
But the problem is that neither white nor black Yanks generally have a good facility with the language.
Your argument is, why speak well if they understand what you mean? LOL... then why get educated at all.
With a small lexicon you are less expressive. You have to use commoner phrases and words which are less precise. And this is the difference between USA speakers and British speakers. The latter are far more expressive because they know the language better.
You say paucity, I say dexterity; distinctions along the same continuum if employed in a similar context. Once again, I saw little or no evidence of this copious disparity in terms of linguistic dexterity when amongst the Brits. I never heard a word or a phrase, save for idiomatic colloquialisms, in the UK that I had not previously heard before here in the US. Besides, what you are alluding to is "STYLE" not superior substance, since the purpose of COMMUNICATIONS is to achieve clarity and understanding, and once one have achieved this end, the rest is superfluous....or gratuitous if it suits your English sensibilities better!
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#71 Jan 30, 2013
Cayla N wrote:
Because this isnt our language....deal with it
The negro speech impediment and chimpanzee whine in your voice will always prevent you from speaking ANY language properly so just keep ook ooking because that is as far as you will ever get, chimp.

Level 2

Since: Jan 13

Chualar, CA

#72 Jan 30, 2013
But they sure can sing and rap it though!

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#73 Jan 30, 2013
Bayou City wrote:
<quoted text> The negro speech impediment and chimpanzee whine in your voice will always prevent you from speaking ANY language properly so just keep ook ooking because that is as far as you will ever get, chimp.
Then why is it that African immigrants speak English better than European and Russian immigrants?

Got any answers, fungus spore?

“There Is One Truth! Jesus!”

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Since: Jan 09

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#74 Jan 30, 2013
sand-cracker wrote:
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No Yank speaks proper English, and neither do you.
American is a dialect of English. And let's be honest, there are a lot of English who don't speak proper English either--Right? DUH!

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