Datapoint Earlier African American Vernacular English/He/him used for inanimate referents

Variety: Earlier African American Vernacular English
Feature: He/him used for inanimate referents
Value: C - feature exists, but is extremely rare
Informants: Alexander Kautzsch

Examples

Example 1225:
Now, if yo' wants tuh put a fellah mind away, yo' kill a toadfrog an' tie a long string to 'im an' go tuh a swingin' limb in de woods, an' swing him tuh de sunrise side, an' every time de wind shake dat tree an' keep him a-swingin'

Source: Hyatt, Harry M. 1970-1978: 1028