"or eiher"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 21 15:39:22 UTC 2008

It's pretty much "standard" in both Southern English and Black
English, the latter being, of course, a subset of Southern English.


On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:50 AM, sagehen <sagehen at westelcom.com> wrote:
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>  Jimmy Carter, speaking  on Morning Edition about the likelihood of success
>  of certain peace proposals betw/ Palestinians & Israel,  "if [condition A].
>  or either [condition  B] ".  This was in fluent, unhesitating speech & made
>  me wonder if it's a dialectal usage.  It feels familiar, but not in my
>  idiolect.
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