a locus classicus for fronted "anymore"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 19 01:30:39 UTC 2009


Just to repeat what I said long ago so newbies don't need to look it up...

When I first heard fronted _anymore_ ca1974-75, it was so weird sounding I
wasn't sure I could tell what it meant, no less use it myself.  It took me a
very long time to get used to.

Maybe it ws just me.

JL

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:14 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> 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".
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> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
> see truespel.com phonetic spelling
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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.
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> >>Scot
> >
> > 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.)
> >
> > 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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