jeb4c4 at MIZZOU.EDU
Sat Nov 10 15:01:42 UTC 2001
I'm investigating the (presumably Southern) use of temporally
specific/non-habitual "whenever" in Missouri. For example: "Whenever I
was working on this last night (referring to one specific occasion) I had
some problems," "I was in the shower whenever you came over last night,"
and, more curious, perhaps, "There was a time whenever I didn't know what I
wanted to do with my life." I have canvassed the ADS-L archive and the
American Speech indexes and haven't found any reference to this
feature. Any input (knowledge of this feature, recommendations for
investigating it, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.
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