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. Tim 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 > > there]. > > 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. > Cheers, > Thomas L. Clark > tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >