[Ads-l] ain't

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 4 11:42:04 EST 2022


Not at all novel.  It's one of the standard characteristics of AAVE/BVE
("ain't" for preterite rather than just perfect participle).

On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 10:36 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 'Didn't.'
>
> Not sure of this is novel, but it's new to me.
>
>
> https://www.yahoo.com/news/alabama-woman-apologizes-while-being-181100759.html
>  :
>
> “I ain’t intend to do this. Can y’all forgive me,” Kaillyn Harris cried
> after turning herself in.
>
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
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