Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:24:51 +0900

From: Daniel Long dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]X.AGE.NE.JP

Subject: Re: stay and live

David A. Johns wrote:

this was something i had to learn when i moved to south africa, so


never noticed it when i lived in illinois, so i'm guessing it's


chicago-specific, aave-specific, or just odd.

"Stay" for "live" is normal among both blacks and whites here in

South Georgia.

In West Tennessee, "stay" was perfectly normal for blacks, but it was

marked (even stereotyped) as such. Very unusual in white speech.

Danny Long


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