Date: Tue, 22 Nov 1994 14:22:41 EST
From: Mark Ingram MAINGR01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UKCC.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: "All-purpose tag ain' so?
My father (Madisonville KY) used to say idn'it, but then he said bidness
instead of business too--some sort of z-- d rule, I guess--when he wasn't
and has the same feature in his speech.
Thanks for the comments.
I was the hospital librarian in Madisonville for 9 years. I say idn't as
well, but restrict it's use to mean isn't it. I believe that idn'it can
be heard pretty much anywhere in Ky. I learned it in Louisville in the
University of Ky
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