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bptr2 asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Why do Blacks say "it's" in place of "there's"? Example: "It's a lot of people on the internet", "It's some good food at that restaurant"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They choose to speak like this. 

    Their speech is much more unorthodox than your tiny example.

    It's just a lame excuse to be "different".

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  • 2 months ago

    Sounds to me like a regional dialect. Every dialect, whatever the colour of its speakers, includes non-standard forms of speech.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    This must be a regionalism.  I've lived in two states (Kentucky and Pennsylvania) and never heard this.  Try to find someone who is an expert in your local dialect, wherever you may be.  If there's a university nearby, see if they have a Languages department.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because they listen to their grandparents speak when they are 4 or 5 years old.

    Then they start to sound exactly like their grandparents.

    They catch the black language very easily at a young age. They don't even notice it that well.

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  • 2 months ago

    Why only ' BLACKS '? ...

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