a locus classicus for fronted "anymore"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 19 01:14:40 UTC 2009


If it were "The airlines don't want to take the risks anymore" that would be usual to my ears.  Moving anymore up front isn't such a big difference.  It still doesn't make it a positive I'd say because of the "don't".


Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
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> At 11:28 AM -0500 8/18/09, Scot LaFaive wrote:
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>>> Anymore, the airlines don't want to take the risks
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>>Man that's weird to my Wisconsin ears. It makes my brain hurt just trying to
>>grasp it.
>>
>>Scot
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> I'm surprised! I must have heard more positive (including fronted)
> _anymore_s during the four years I lived in Wisconsin than I heard in
> my other 60 years living in the Northeast and California. (Not
> counting examples from linguistics papers.)
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> LH
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>>On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
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>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/business/18airports.html
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>>> August 18, 2009
>>> Small Cities Pay to Keep Air Travel
>>> By ELIZABETH OLSON
>>>
>>> With airlines cutting back service in a weak economy, some cities
>>> that are too big to qualify for federal help but too small to keep
>>> the planes flying in have stepped up with ways to hang on: paying the
>>> airlines, either directly or indirectly.
>>>
>>> The cities, like Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Duluth, Minn., have tried
>>> various strategies to keep their lifeline to the outside world.
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> Officials in Duluth are weighing whether to guarantee an airline that
>>> a certain percentage of seats will be filled. Once those targets are
>>> met, the city will profit.
>>>
>>> "Anymore, the airlines don't want to take the risks," said Brian
>>> Ryks, executive director of the Duluth Airport Authority. "But they
>>> want all the rewards."
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