Jamila Lyiscott: 3 languages
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Really? just because I used "standard English" makes me articulate? Would you say the same if you came to my home?!
Wow, Jamila you are very articulate! You speak so well. I'm impressed
Jamila, What kind a ting is 'dis? I don undah stan what you're talkin about.
Father, this is the impending problem at hand..
And when I'm on the block, I switch it up just because I can. So, when my boy say:
Ay yo, Jamila, what up son?!
I jus' fall out with 'dem people, but I done.
Yo, why these books never be about my peoples?
And sometimes in class, I might pause the intellectual sounding flow to ask:
Who controls articulation? Who created "standard English?"
The English language is multifaceted oration, subject to indefinite transformation
Now, you may think that it is ignorant to speak 'broken' English, but I'm here to tell you that articulate Americans sound foolish to the British
Hi y'all! How's it going?