Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:24:51 +0900 From: Daniel Long Subject: Re: stay and live David A. Johns wrote: > > this was something i had to learn when i moved to south africa, so > i'd > > never noticed it when i lived in illinois, so i'm guessing it's > either > > 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 -- Daniel Long, Associate Professor NEW tel +81-6-723-8297 Japanese Language Research Center NEW fax +81-6-723-8302 Osaka Shoin Women's College dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 4-2-26 Hishiyanishi Higashi-Osaka-shi, Osaka Japan 577