Fwd: a request

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 13 20:40:50 UTC 2006

At 9:31 AM -0800 12/13/06, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>"Mainstream" vernacular ?  Good luck !  Except as part of a general
>narrative in the historical present,

or "style indirect libre" (indirect free style?)


>  this usage must be extremely uncommmon.
>   JL
>Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OHIO.EDU> wrote:
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>Sender: American Dialect Society
>Poster: Beverly Flanigan
>Subject: Fwd: a request
>David Sutcliffe asked me to forward this request, on past tense "see." I
>know Kurath or someone maps it in the Eastern U.S. but don't have my
>sources here. I assume it's still common in the UK too. Can anyone help?
>David's no longer on the list, but you can reply to all of us and copy to
>him, as above.
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>>Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:32:35 +0100 (CET)
>>From: david.sutcliffe at upf.edu
>>To: flanigan at ohio.edu
>>Subject: Re: new pronun. of "errant"
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>>How are you doing?
>>Could you do me a favor and ask the ADS list something. I would like have
>>to have a citation (with place, date, etc) of past tense "see" used in
>>mainstream American English vernacular, as in "I see her yesterday" - if
>>anyone could help me with that.
>>David S.
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