Value C

Earlier African American Vernacular English
Use of gotten and got with distinct meanings (dynamic vs. static)


  1. Aftah yo' have sealed yore papahs, aftah yo' have gotten everything, then there is a power, a supernatural power that is beyond all power.

    See Hyatt 1970-1978: 1119

  2. An' when she got in the house she said, "Mama, I can't walk." That wus grandmother an' my grandma lived to be 85. She said, "Mama, I can't walk ' my she said, "my knee - I got a pain in my toe an' it's went up in my knee. I can' t walk."

    See Hyatt 1970-1978: 913