Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 07:54:23 -0500
From: Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CWIS.UNOMAHA.EDU
bring/take: sw PA in the early 50's, I had clear distinctions,
tho I do remember it being taught with lie/lay and sit/set as
bring/take: eastern NDak in the mid 70's, my children used bring
where I would use take and borrow where I would use lend (e.g.
Borrow me $5.00).
Having hung around my kids, I now have heard myself say bring
when I wouldn't have as a kid and borrow. I also find myself
using waked as past and woke as pp (e.g. I waked up. He would've
woke up if you put water on his head.) I assume I've picked up
these forms from kids/residents someplace in the midwest or
midlands (as the residents call the central plains).
Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]unomaha.edu
"What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other."