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  1. As with most English varieties spoken by African Americans, African-American Vernacular English shares a large portion of its grammar and phonology with the rural dialects of the Southern United States, [10] and especially older Southern American English, [11] due to the historical enslavement of African Americans primarily in that region.

  2. Hiberno-English (/ h aɪ ˈ b ɜːr n oʊ, h ɪ-/ hy-BUR-noh, hih-; from Latin: Hibernia "Ireland") or Irish English (IrE), also formerly sometimes called Anglo-Irish, is the set of English dialects native to the island of Ireland, including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  3. Ebonics, dialect of American English spoken by a large proportion of African Americans. Many scholars hold that Ebonics, like several English creoles, developed from contacts between nonstandard varieties of colonial English and African languages.

    • Ireland Before You Die’s Top Facts About The Black Irish
    • A Brief History – The Movements of Celts Across Europe
    • The Naming Game – Where Did The Term ‘Black Irish’ Come from?
    • The Normans – Another Group to Invade Ireland
    • Theories – Working with What We Know
    • Your Questions Answered About The Black Irish
    Many theories exist to explain the origin of the name. One suggests that it references the dark intentions of the Norman invaders.
    Another posits that it refers to descendants of the Spanish Armada who would have had darker complexions, hair, and eyes than the native population. However, this theory is refuted.
    The term was descriptive and derogatory in its original usage. It does not denote a class of people or ethnic group.

    Like many ancient lands, Irelandhas seen the arrival of settlers, explorers, ancient tribes, and clans of all different nationalities over centuries. MORE ON INVASIONS IN IRELAND: IB4UD’s guide to places raided by the Vikings. The existence of the Celts (tribes of people that shared similar traditions, customs, language, and culture and dominated W...

    Groups of the French invaders landed on Irish shores, bringing with them new customs and characteristics to native Irish people and Ireland’s culture. The Vikings bestowed upon themselves the title of the ‘dark invaders’ or ‘black foreigners’. LEARN MORE: Ten facts about the Vikings in Ireland you probably didn’t know. The intention of this was to ...

    Originating from France, the Normans were a primitive, powerful group of fighters who were first welcomed to the Emerald Isle, led by Dermot McMurrough, a king of Leinster(one of the island’s four provinces) in Ireland. The assembly was led by Strongbow, a Norman lord from Wales. The Normans were dark in complexion, often with dark hair and eyes. L...

    With an understanding of the Norman invaders and their integration into Irish society, we can deduce that this is, in fact, where the term ‘Black Irish’ spawned from. If this is the case, contrary to what may often be thought (that the term refers to an Irish person with dark skin, hair, and complexion), the label is actually a reference to said in...

    If you still have questions about the Black Irish, read on. In this section, we answer some of our readers’ most frequently asked questions and some that appear most often in online searches about the topic.

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  5. AAVE’s linguistic classification is still debated among academics, with some who argue that its proximity to standard English renders it a dialect of English, not a language. Critics of such a classification point out the social implications of subordinating AAVE in such a manner, citing AAVE’s unique grammatical structure and lexicon as ...

  6. Nov 1, 2022 · Everyday African American Vernacular English is a dialect born from conflict and creativity. Published: November 1, 2022 8:45am EDT. Linguists believe Black English might have originated...

  7. Culture of Northern Ireland. English is by far the most spoken, and the "de facto" national language of Northern Ireland, [citation needed]; it occurs in various forms, including Ulster English and Hiberno-English. Irish is an official language of Northern Ireland since 2022, [3] and the local variety of Scots, known as Ulster Scots, has ...

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