Heard on The Judges: sE > to BE

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Apr 8 18:23:34 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> At 7:33 PM +0200 4/8/08, Dennis Preston wrote:
>  >Interesting when a specific nonstandard is felt to be required (as it
>  >often is from AAVE). Are there other regional nonstandards required
>  >in such phrases. (I guess I don't consider any cases of r-lessness as
>  >nonstandard so don't give me no Pahk yuh cah in Hahvahd Yahd stuff.
>  How bout "Y'all come back, ya hear?"
>  (vs. the less likely "(You) come back, do you hear?")

Surely the standard nonstandardism is "Y'all come back *now*, ya hear?"?

--Ben Zimmer

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