Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:33:15 -0600

From: charles fritz juengling cjuengling[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]STCLOUDSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: whole nuther ballgame

The process is usually called "recutting." The 'whole' is not an infix. A

while back I did hear 'nuther' with another phrase, but I don't recall what

it was :(

Nevertheless, the SED turned up instances of 'nadder' and 'napron' in

various counties. It's quite possible that these forms exist today in

English dialect speech.

Fritz Juengling

Dept. of Foreign Languages

St. Cloud State University

Isn't it just metanalysis, as in naranj to an orange, naddre to an adder,

or the doublet apron/napkin, with the n being attracted to or detached

from the article? What is interesting is the "infixing" of "whole"

between a and nother. On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Jeutonne P. Brewer wrote:

What is the source/background/history of a phrase like

whole nuther xxx? Someone asked me about his phrase today.

I've heard it all my life. I hear it in the English Department

here. I think that I have read some discussion of this, but

evidently I didn't pay attention.



Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor

Department of English

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 27412

email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]



Fritz Juengling

Foreign Languages and Literature Department

St. Cloud State University

St. cloud, Minnesota