"Is it" appended to questions

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat May 12 15:23:53 UTC 2007

A friend wrote me in email

>I hadn't heard anything about the story.  However, I assume that you
>sympathize with him even though you may be embarrassed that he lives
>in Arlington and went to Harvard, is it?

What regions/dialects is such an "is it" regional to?  Welsh, for one?


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