Minnesota "come with"

Pauline Bryant pauline.bryant at ANU.EDU.AU
Fri Jun 30 08:36:57 UTC 2006

"Come with" and "bring with" are also found in Australian English in the
areas settled by German immigrants in South Australia and western

Dr Pauline Bryant
Australian National University

-----Original Message-----
Poster:       FRITZ JUENGLING <juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US>
Subject:      Re: Minnesota "come with"

HI John,
I discussed this in an article about MN speech that I wrote about 8
years ago for an obscure publication for St. Cloud State University.  I
don't even remember what it was called, but I have a copy somewhere.
This is a feature that MN speech (it's not limited to MN, but
congregated there) shares with South African English.  It's my belief
that 'come with' in MN is more or less from German 'komm.....mit'  In
SAf Eng, from Dutch/Afrikaans (and German) 'kom....mee'

Fritz Juengling

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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