End of ADS-L Digest - 17 Mar 1994 to 18 Mar 1994 ************************************************ There are 11 messages totalling 241 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. New Genitive Pronoun? 2. COOL /u/ or /y/ (2) 3. journalist seeks help (2) 4. Conscious Learning of Accent 5. Southern Palatal Glide in /aesh/ (4) 6. Re-sending Bounced Message on /aey/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 00:48:09 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: New Genitive Pronoun? Re Michael Montgomery's comment on "new" items. Remember that Walter Avis reported upland South Carolinians claiming tht 'tow sack' was a new term that was competing with 'croker sack'. Yes, we must be watchful that we don't confuse "first time I heered it" with "it's brand-spankin new." I've gotten genitive 'thats' on student essays at least once, maybe twice in a third of a century. I've heard it too, rarely. But more and more I hear structures like "He was telling his parents about the party, which he likes to tease them that way. They're suspicious that he boozes." I can't recall the sentence with the all-purpose 'which' conjunction I heard just yesterday, a beaut, which I wouldn't know what to call it, but I recognize it when I hear it but don't think I'd ever write it. DMLance