Date: Mon, 28 Nov 1994 13:34:01 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON Subject: Re: *fixin' to* and *like to* -- Dialectal Aspects Wolfram mentions liketa [like to] in his Dialects and American English and I've heard older African Americans use the expression "fenna" for fixing to meaning about ready to. For example, "I'm fenna go to the store now, you want anything?" Barbara Hill Hudson Rhetoric and Linguistics IUP Indiana, PA