Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 07:32:55 PDT
From: "//www.usa.net/~ague" ague[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]REDRCK.ENET.DEC.COM
Subject: Re: statements spoken as if it were a question
This syntactic feature is well attested in Ireland and found among the
I always thought the Irish were noted for never making statements, but only
asking questions. As in:
P1: "Can you tell me where the post office is?"
P2: "Is it a stamp that you be needing?"