Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1993 20:58:15 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: some U.S. "Midland" regionalisms?
I use the two wanting progressives that Tim Frazer asked about. They seem
to me to be simply appropriate aspect. That is, I'd use both 'I have
wanted...' and 'I have been wanting...' for different aspectual focus.
'Are you wanting...' may have a politeness factor in it too. But the
fact that I use these doesn't negate Midlandness or any other regionality.
And those who fully digested my previous posting will henceforth regard
these uses as standard. With South Midland cultural regards,