Thanks a million, Does it mean that he says that regularly? Because to me that "be" above mainly is to do with a kind of constant state but this "be" in "I be like" looks different, do you agree?In this context, it means the same as 'is'. See my post #2.
Thanks, I know that these are not correct, but some "be"s in African American are used to indicate "habituality". For example, I be listening everyday. I wanted to know if this "be" indicates the same senseIn his dialect, he would naturally say 'be' where speakers of 'standard' English would say 'is'. As Andygc points out in post #10, this is a feature of several dialects.
It's something you should perhaps be aware of, but you'll never need to learn it, or use it. It would sound wrong if you, or I, were to use it.
12) Most of the time they be up on the playground.
13) The marbles be in the jar.
‘The marbles are usually in the jar.’