"Alls I Need..."

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Mon Jun 18 18:47:14 UTC 2001

Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> asserts:

Double complementizers were common in earlier English, including Dennis's
"all as" and also "when that" (cf. Chaucer), "if that," "which that," "so
that," "an if," "as if," "like that," etc.

On a side note, have y'all noticed the use of "that" with relative
pronouns?, as in (made-up example)

     Whoever that needs a notebook can get it from Larry.

-- Mark
       Personal home page: http://world.std.com/~mam/

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