Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 07:32:55 PDT From: "//" 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?" -- Jim