Tales of the Congaree

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This is a compilation of all the words in E. C. L. Adams's original glossaries to Congaree Sketches and Nigger to Nigger. The editor's additions are clearly marked.

a: have, as in "must a wrop he arm" for "must have wrapped his arm." Often a slurring sound of indefinite or no independent meaning.

ack: act.

actie: active.

agevate: aggravate.

agvantage: advantage.

agvice: advice.

agvise: advise.

aige: edge.

ain' or ain't: am not, are not, did not, do not, is not, etc.

ain' kin: cannot.

aints: is not.

ainty: isn't it.

ambiere: tobacco juice or spittle from a pipe.

an': and.

'an: than.

angle up: mixed up, confused.

angled up: mixed up, confused.

annudder: another.

apple (in de white folks' yard): highly thought of.

argiment: argument.

atter: after.

axe: ask, ax.

axen: asking.

big-doin': pompous, bullying, showing off.

b'ilin': boiling.

brass ankles: white trash (or light-skinned Negroes, ed.).

bre'th: breathe.

br'ilin': broiling.

brung: brought.


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