Example 9-4

A waz soprayz wen dey tel mi di prays of sement.
A
I
waz
was
soprayz
surprised
wen
when
dey
they
tel
tell
mi
me
di
the
prays
price
of
of
sement.
cement
I was surprised when they told me the price of cement.

Comment:
This is possibly mesolectal, but 'was/is' occasionally occurs in basilects as well.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Escure 1999: 178