"early" ex. of initial "myself"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu May 3 15:21:52 UTC 2007

On May 3, 2007, at 5:22 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Then there's the "Me myself I VP" of BE, which carries the meaning,
> "as far as I'm concerned," "with rrespect to the way that I feel about
> this subject," "as for me." etc.

haven't we had this discussion before?

in any case, it's not just BE, by any means.  for the "attitude
particle", some people have "me", some "myself", some the emphatic
combo "me myself", and lots of people have two or three of these
(though i have no idea how they are used in context).


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