Would Chalky White really have sounded like that?
December 15, 2012 11:36 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any resources to find historical forms of Ebonics?
posted by patricking to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Sugeneris and I recently started watching Boardwalk Empire, and just got to the third episode, featuring Chalky White. I thought it was odd that Michael K. Williams is essentially using the same phrasing and vocal patterns that he used while playing Omar Little on The Wire, and it got me to thinking: would he have really sounded like that? How has Ebonics, and its vocal rhythms changed over the years? I'm interested in hearing/reading about period-correct forms of the dialect. Anyone know of any? I wasn't really sure what to search for on Google.