Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 19:03:58 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
This is a reply to someone else's message -- mistaken by the mail software
for a repeat of that message.
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]maroon.tc.umn.edu