Check out this sentence: Black language BEEN matterin’ you just late to the party.
- In the construction Black Language BEEN matterin (emphasis on the word been, which is pronounced bin) is what linguists call: the stressed bin, more specifically...this just means that when we say that sentence and put some stank on it (that is, naturally put our intonational emphasis on the word been), what we mean is Black Language has always mattered, is still mattering, and will matter until the end of time.
- The construction you late needs no verb in Black Language to indicate present tense, that is, to indicate that “you are here right now.” That pronoun next to that adverb lets Black Language users know that you here, right now.
- The construction: it resound so good is intentional. The -s isn’t missing (like your English teacher tried to ingrain in your brain); the verb is simply regularized because it sound right, right? So it goes like this: I resound, you resound, it resound. See, that makes sense, right? When your English teacher might’ve made you re-read your full-of-sense-sentence over and over and asked you that same answerless question: “Does that sound right to you?”, I hope you replied “Yes, indeed.” Matter-fact: you should’ve requested for your rights to be read; that is, the Students’ Right to Their Own Language [click here to read yourself your right].