Appetizer

by Millina Walls & Minneh Song

Creole or creolized language

A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated. Some examples are Haitian Creole, Louisiana Creole, and Hawaiian Creole.

Ebonics

Dialect spoken by some African Americans

Examples:

beef- a grudge with someone

kicks- shoes

trippin'- crazy

Imma do it- I'm going to do it

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Isogloss

A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.

An example is in the north, people tend to use the word "pop," and in the west coast they say "soda," and in the south, people say "coke."

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Isolated Language

A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family. An example is Basque, which is the only isolated language in Europe.