Heard on The Judges: sE > to BE

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 8 20:34:42 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
Yep, shore is.  Ma bay-yid.


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