Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 14:42:45 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Forrest Gump On Fri, 29 Jul 1994, Alan Slotkin wrote: > I'm not sure what a-prefixing was like in Tennessee, especially around > Jamestown, in the early 1900s, but I do know that when I moved from South > Carolina to Cookeville (about 50 mi. from Alvin York's home) the amount of > a-prefixing I encountered was incredible. The Welcome Wagon person, for > example, said that she'd been a-drivin' all day, was a-fixin' to go to a > church supper that night, etc. There wasn't a sentence that didn't have an > a-prefixed pres. part. in it. > > Alan Slotkin > ARS7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TNTECH.EDU > That's amazing. I didn't know anyone used it that much. Seems like in Wolfram & Christian it was more resrticed, but I can't remember. gotta check. Tim