flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Sun Nov 5 21:06:05 UTC 2000
I'm not at all sure how to interpret double modals, since they're rare in
this area. Bethany Dumas is the expert on them--can you help us, Bethany?
At 09:23 PM 11/4/00 -0600, you wrote:
>"And by the way, I heard my first clear double modal from an Athenian just
>the other day--"might could"!"
>Does this mean 'I am willing to do it, provided I have the means and
>motivation to do it'?
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