Date: Sun, 19 Jun 1994 17:11:29 -0500
From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: Double modals up north.
Y'know, I use these myself sometimes. But I picked it up from reading
RAven and other dialectlogists; then I married a southerner. So its
semi-deliberate and artificail with me.
On Sat, 18 Jun 1994, THOMAS L CLARK wrote:
On Sat, 18 Jun 1994 mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU wrote:
Macomb Illinois is on the same latitudewith Keokuk, Iowa, about 60 miles
SW of Peoria.
"I might could even put a [border up
Very common among Ogenites (Utah), and outside of big cities in Utah and
Nevada. I worked for the IRS (blush) in the early 1960's at the Western
Regional IRS center in Ogden. ALL of the middle-level supervisors used
double modals, they were all from the region. Like Tim, I did a
double-take when I first heard such. Still do perk up my ears when I
hear residents of Nevada using same.
Thomas L. Clark
tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nevada.edu