Heard on The Judges II (_liftes_)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Thu Apr 3 17:22:38 UTC 2008

        Or a blend (lifts + raises)?

        Gerald Cohen

        Original message from Wilson Gray, April 03, 2008:

> Mid-thirty-ish black man describing a fight:
> "He _liftes_ [lI at ftIz] me up an' drops me on the ground."
> I would have expected "lif's." Perhaps it's another example of attempting to rise to a higher register <har! har!> in a formal setting.
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