odd relative

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Dec 11 03:37:37 UTC 2005

In a message dated 12/10/05 12:27:47 PM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> Hmmmm. I find Ron's example neither Southern nor restricted to
> [+human] direct objects. Michiganders are full of stuff like "I had
> to go to school really early yesterday, which it annoyed me a lot to
> have to do." They seem particularly susceptible to this when they are
> in a "high style" mode.
> dInIs

I wasn't sure about the Southern part (Dennis is sort of in southern
Michigan, I guess, but that doesn't count). I'm sure he's right about it also
occurring with [-human] objects in the adjacent clause.

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