End of ADS-L Digest - 23 Nov 1994 to 24 Nov 1994 ************************************************ From owner-ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU Sat Nov 26 23:00:37 1994 Received: from Walt.CS.MsState.Edu (walt.cs.msstate.edu []); by Tut.MsState.Edu using SMTP (8.6.9/6.5m-FWP); id XAA09994; Sat, 26 Nov 1994 23:00:36 -0600 Received: from uga.cc.uga.edu by Walt.CS.MsState.Edu (4.1/6.0s-FWP); id AA28057; Sat, 26 Nov 94 23:00:32 CST Message-Id: <9411270500.AA28057[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Walt.CS.MsState.Edu> Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU by uga.cc.uga.edu (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 0942; Sun, 27 Nov 94 00:01:04 EST Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA) by UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 1024; Sun, 27 Nov 1994 00:00:58 -0500 Date: Sun, 27 Nov 1994 00:00:57 -0500 Sender: American Dialect Society Reply-To: American Dialect Society From: Automatic digest processor Subject: ADS-L Digest - 24 Nov 1994 to 26 Nov 1994 To: Recipients of ADS-L digests Status: R There are 5 messages totalling 109 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. *fixin' to* and *like to* -- Dialectal Aspects (2) 2. Hope this helps 3. Offensive sayings "from" PEI -- Post TWO (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 24 Nov 1994 08:58:21 -0800 From: Dan Alford Subject: Re: *fixin' to* and *like to* -- Dialectal Aspects Allen Maberry writes: I have always heard "fixin' to" as meaning "I am about to ..." with the cosequence being more or less remote (Country Joe's Fixin to die rag). On the other hand, I take "liketa' " as meaning something like "could have (but didn't really)" as in He liketa bust a gut laughing, etc. I think I have heard "liketa" with other than strictly past tense verbs. Or maybe my memory is gettin' hazy. Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu Interesting distinction! I'd be surprised if 'liketa' could be used with other than past tense, and would love to see such. Any others? -- Moonhawk (%->) <"The fool on the hill sees the sun going down and> <-- McCartney/Lennon>