Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 02:03:50 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON Subject: Re: "and them" In reference to "mamanem". I have discussed its use in some African American speech communities, and it seems to me that the -nem part can be used to reflect a group *mamanem don't like Charles* would mean something like a particular part of the family doesn't like Charles. Another way that -nem was used was to indicate a location (we're going over to Jimmynem's) meaning something like I'm going over to my cousin Jimmy's house. Our family was from Central Florida and many of the older member's speech was influenced by Gullah speaking relatives. BHHudson