A-prefixing (was First Names)

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Apr 13 15:21:05 UTC 2002

In a message dated 4/13/2002 6:32:13 AM, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:

<< "the missus was a-having a baby." >>

Is A-prefixing really permitted with HAVE? Sounds unnatural to me, but then
we didn't have much a-prefixing at all in east-central Iowa.

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