"whenever" for "when"
bill_mann at SIL.ORG
Mon Jan 27 20:00:42 UTC 2003
Steve Long gave two readings for "He told me about the party whenever he
They are obviously different, and both of them are sound readings in my own
dialect. I am about (25 + tax) years old. With lots of tax.
Is there another reading (or several) for those with lower taxes?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Long" <Salinas17 at AOL.COM>
To: <FUNKNET at listserv.rice.edu>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: "whenever" for "when"
> In a message dated 1/27/03 2:13:01 PM, mattjuge at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
> << "He told me about the party whenever he called". >>
> I'm not familiar with this usage except as (1) indicating uncertainty:
> "He told me about the party/whenever [it was that] he called".
> or (2) equivalent to "on every occasion":
> "Whenever he called, he [always] told me about the party."
> "When he called, he told me about the party" is both unqualified by
> uncertainty of time and it is singular.
> Unless there is a usage I don't know about, "when" does not seem to equal
> "whenever" in the example given.
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