Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 13:31:40 -0400
From: KENNETH SETZER KSETZE01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SERVAX.FIU.EDU
Subject: Re: come with
I'm told "come with" is typical of Chicagoans ,which supports the German
influence hypothesis, since a lot of Germans settled there. As a matter of
fact, I hear this construction at home every day from my Chicago-born wife.
Personally, I've only heard "do you want?" and "I got" objectless construc-
tions from speakers with a Yiddish background, who happened to live in
New York, but German and Yiddish syntax are certainly similar enough. Has
anyone else heard these kinds of things in New York?