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e.g. /ɪŋ/ sounds like /iŋ/: sink sounds like seenk,
sing sounds like see.
Stress Patterns In Chicano English, stress is often placed on one syllable prefixes as well as roots. The stress on one syllable prefixes and roots is elongated. Examples: AmE CE Today 'today decide 'decide refuse 'refuse Repeat 'repeat resist 'resist 1
Pluralization The plural marker /s/ is dropped when forming a separate syllable. Ex: five cent -> five cents different food -> different foods kiss-ditch -> kiss-ditches
Past Tense Marker In Chicano English the /-ed/ suffix which forms the past tense marker is not produced due to the phonological rules that prohibit the clustering of consonants at the end of words. Ex: Yesterday, he start selling newspapers.
Chicano English has many features related to morphology that show the influence of
Vocabulary includes words like simon meaning
"yes", firme meaning "good", flika meaning
"picture", vato meaning "guy", and feria meaning
Substitution of the negative element “not” with “until” “ Not” is omitted and “ until” can stand in as the negative element. ex: He’ll be home until seven o’clock
Verb To Be In Chicano English the verb to be is often not present. AmE CE And they are too old And they… too old. This is a school. This… a school. She is carrying her. She… carrying her. He is sleeping with a bear. He… sleeping with a bear.