double a-prefixing?

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Thu Jun 24 20:29:54 UTC 2004

This is fascinating.  I assume "feet-a-scrapin'" would be construed as a
chunked progressive verb after the first a-prefix (which would also have a

At 02:03 PM 6/23/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>from my files:
>youngish Knoxville area native (as she was giving a pedicure) on the
>telephone - to a child?:
>"I'm a feet a-scrapin'."

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