Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 08:47:53 -0500

From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU

Subject: need + past participle

This originates, I believe, in pennsylvania and is confined to midland

speech and perhaps to south midland since it is not heard in the southern

half of Iowa (north midland).

Someone who is better versed in regional dialectology than I can probably

give a definitive answer. Am surprised that none such have appeared as yet.

Bob Wachal