The most big difference between Intish and standard English be that in Intish:
• be can replace am, is, and are. From Michael:
Others in the class be Anne and Lisa.
Who be you?
Be that your family name?
Be that clear?
Here it be .
So you be Michael Love.
Well, there be a seat over there … Mike.
Where be you going, sir?
Anne, what be your plan for the holidays?
That be … impossible.
No, sir. It be possible.
• ben’t (“beent”) can replace am not, isn’t, and aren’t
No, it ben’t the Mekong, David. (The Amazing River)
She ben’t happy. (The New Office)
• beed can replace was, were, and been
Why beed you sleeping? (Homework)
That beed your mother on the phone. (The New Office)
Fourteen years ago, there beed no February 29. (An Extra Day)
Because on a hot day, if there beed no spaces, the tracks would bend, and the trains would go off the tracks. (Science)
Beed you good-looking when you beed young, sir? (Experience)
• beedn’t can replace wasn’t and weren’t
I beedn’t informed about a new student. (Michael)
I beedn’t around then. (Experience)
You beedn’t strong before that, sir? (Experience)
This page beed updated in 2018 Feb 20.