African Influences On American English

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  1. Crates

    Crates Well-Known Member

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    I found this interesting. I guess with so many west Africans being brought to the Americas they were bound to have some degree of influence on the english and other languages spoken in their particular countries.
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  2. KNoXvillE

    KNoXvillE Str8 MAjor LeAf FuNKy!

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    cool story bro
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  3. numinous

    numinous nu'sance, since '99.

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    i heard okay was an african word, too.

    okay actually meant okay, but in the african language.

    is this also true. question mark.
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  4. Carpe Noctem

    Carpe Noctem Neos Helios

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    Great.

    Wonderful.

    Appreciated.

    Thanks, black people.
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  5. Superman70

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    don't mention it
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  6. MyKe SeaN

    MyKe SeaN Paula Deen is my hero.

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    Language came from Africa..not surprised.
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  7. x calibur

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    not surprising, english has loanwords from numerous languages. just off the top, the word 'taboo' comes from polynesian languages. there are many other examples.
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  8. L u c y

    L u c y (Administrator) SWERVE

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    I prefer okie dokie
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