Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 07:37:04 -0500 From: Robert Ness Subject: Re: Appalacian languages Hit is the Old English 3rd person nominative and accusative singular pronoun. The /h/ was lost in some areas as early as the 12c, and /it/ was regular by 1500. Hit did survive in dialects much longer, as your examples show. On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, LISA DAWN BURRISS 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 > where did it originate? > > Lisa Dawn Burriss > ldburr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > (606)796-3557 >