a-dancing and a-singing

Suzette Haden Elgin ocls at madisoncounty.net
Sat Jun 6 12:32:11 UTC 2009

Just FYI, the "a-dancing and a-singing" construction is still live and well in Rural Ozark English here where I live, although it's far more likely to be "a-dancin' and a-singin'," without its gs. You hear it even from youngsters, especially in "I'm a-fixin' to [X]."


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