I just realized that the last line of the previous post : "The memory be green" (Hamlet 1:2) is one of the earliest usages of the verb "to be" in Ebonics that I've come across.
If you aren't up to the expected fire, plagues, death and destruction of the WG II release, take a minute and go through all the conjugations of "to be" in Ebonics. Include all persons and tenses. I'm waiting.
Ebonics, the language of Shakespeare
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