Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 08:31:34 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: Appalacian languages

At 12:42 AM 10/30/97 -0600, you wrote:

I am currently in an Appalachian Literature course at my university. We

have read a lot of works lately where instead of saying "it", the person

says "hit". I was just wondering if this was still used today and also

Lisa Dawn Burriss

It's also quite common in Faulkner's novels, which reflect North Mississippi

dialect in the first 1/2 of the century now hurtling to a close....

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]