Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 14:23:06 -700
From: Warren Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]US.DYNIX.COM
Subject: Re: Double modals in Utah
On Wed, 29 Jun 1994, Marianna Di Paolo wrote:
Tom Clark forwarded the message from Keith Russell to me in which he
commented on Tom's claim that Ogdenites used double modals. The first
one I may have ever heard in Utah may have been from a student from
Ogden. I have noted many others since then. I would be VERY
surprised if natives of Utah Valley (as opposed to all the
out-of-state students at BYU) did not use DMs. But I am not in Salt
Lake City now (I am at Bryn Mawr for an institute) and can't check my
folder in which I collect slips of paper of Utah DMs until late July.
In any case, I think that there are several Utah double modals in one
of the footnotes to my AmSp article on DMs.
Thanks for the information, Marianna. I guess I'll have to listen _extra_
hard now 8-).
Do you remember specifically which double modals you encountered, so I can
better focus my listening?
wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]us.dynix.com