Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 10:36:00 MST
From: BBOLING[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BOOTES.UNM.EDU
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