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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 25 22:54:20 EST 2019


> Yes, I'm pretty sure I've heard that construction numerous times.

First time that I can recall hearing it as "... and _I's_." I miss the "me
and Laurie's friend" construction of my lost youth.

"Time brings about a change," to coin a phrase.

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 6:32 PM Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
wrote:

> > On Jan 25, 2019, at 2:47 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, I'm pretty sure I've heard that construction numerous times.
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 4:28 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> >> Dr. Phil guest:
> >>
> >> "She was _Laurie and I's_ friend."
>
> for a systematic discussion of the alternatives, essenially all of which
> are attested, see my Language Log posting:
>
> AZ, 10/12/08: Coordinate possessives:
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=706
>
> arnold
>
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