Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 18:44:15 -0500


Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 4 May 1994 to 5 May 1994

On Fri, 6 May 1994, ALICE FABER wrote:

Positive "anymore" is also used in pockets in the Hudson Valley. My parents

now live in a small town about an hour south of Albany, near the

CT/Massachusetts border, and people of their generation born and raised there

use anymore in unambiguously positive indicative sentences. If it helps in

isoglossing, this was in one of the original Dutch settlement areas and much

of the longtime population is of Dutch ancestry. The church in town is the

Reformed Church (to prefix Dutch would be redundant...).

In the part of the Hudson Valley I'm familiar with (Kingston and adjacent

areas of Ulster County, shading into the Catskills), I've never heard

"anymore" -- though I wouldn't be surprised to find out it was used in

some place I've often been within two miles of. And redundant or not, in

Ulster County a Reformed chuch is always "Dutch Reformed."

Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]