Lawd, we am mighty thankful foh all dat we hab receibed fum thy bounteefu' han's!
Yer will all be free some day, but yer mus' hab patience, for de time is not yet.'
Massa Will cotch him fuss, but had for to let him go gin mighty quick, I tell you—den was de time he must hab got de bite.
Yas, I hab collards and taters, a little corn, and most ebery ting.
Oh, oh, de wery day we hab dat beautiful grouper wid claret sauce at Massa Whiffie's.
hab some one done gone an' left yo' a fortune, Mistah Swift?
Moye hab gone, sar—he'm gone and took Firefly (my host's five-thousand-dollar thorough-bred) wid him.
Den he say, ‘Moonshine, gib me one glass grog, den I hab courage.’
Den time to make a move; den Tom hab someting more to say about de wound.
Massa want to stop and fight, and den we hab to fight too, and get killed.
A French-speaking resident of Quebec
[1980s+ Canadian; fr French habitant, ''a French settler or a descendant of one'']