Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:33:15 -0600 From: charles fritz juengling 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 >> >> ********************************************** >> Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor >> Department of English >> University of North Carolina at Greensboro >> Greensboro, NC 27412 >> email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >> URL: >> *********************************************** >> Fritz Juengling Foreign Languages and Literature Department St. Cloud State University St. cloud, Minnesota