Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 09:16:41 -0500

From: Ellen Johnson ellenj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: wake

Dear Dennis (and other interested parties),

There is some information in LAMSAS on 'wake up', both the transitive and

intransitive forms. This item was not investigated by Lowman (who did

most of the interviews), but only in fieldwork by McDavid and students in

South Carolina, Georgia, and N. Florida. We can send copies of the

approximately 25 pages of list manuscripts, if you'd like, for ten cents

per page plus postage. Unfortunately, these two files have not yet made

it into our computer database. It's great that you now have all the

information you need to make sense of informant numbers, etc. in the

Handbook. Since I was away for awhile, you gave me my first opportunity

to pull that tome off the shelf and look something up in it! Felt great!

The question for 'he wakes up' includes several "he wake up"s, a "waken

up", "wakens", "awakes", but I don't notice any a-prefixing. The file

for "wake him up" has various realizations of the verb, plus synonyms

"disturb him", "rouse him" and "arouse him" (!).

You can send me a request for copies via e-mail to:


I hope it gets through this time.

Ellen Johnson