Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 18:44:15 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman 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]