Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 10:36:00 MST


Subject: Affirmative "anymore"

The ascription of "anymore" with the meaning "now(adays), currently" to

an Ulster origin has little to support it. Among the ca. 125,000 citations

I have compiled of Ulster speech of the 18th and 19th centuries there is

not a single instance of the word with this meaning, nor, like John Kirk, have

I ever heard it so used in Ulster. I have one occurrence of it with the

meaning of "again, further" (replacing earlier simple "more"): "I forgot

that he was to come here any more to-night."

Bruce D. Boling

University of New Mexico