one-time "whenever", live

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 2 04:08:53 UTC 2007

At 11:56 PM -0400 9/1/07, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>>  >
>>>I've read about (and even written about) episodic "whatever"...
>>I meant "whenever" here, as above, not "whatever".  Whatever.
>>I'm not sure where the isogloss actually is.  I recall it being in
>>the Smoky Mountains compendium of Michael Montgomery and other
>>inventories of southern and mountain speech, and Doug's comment on
>>Pittsburgh would extend it northward, but I'm not clear on where it
>>*can't* occur (other than the echt northeast and coastal California).
>It's been reported here in SE Ohio, which is an extension of the West
>PA/Pittsburgh dialect area, as I've often noted (my LVC map of this
>extension was even on last year's NWAV t-shirt!).  But I doubt that it
>extends much farther north and is rare even here now.  Central and Northern
>Ohio are quite different animals.  Southern Indiana and Illinois, anyone?
Another post-no-hitter interview or two with Clay Buchholz and we can
anticipate an isolate area of episodic "whenever" spreading through
the greater Boston area...


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