Geoff Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Sat Jan 26 11:58:19 UTC 2008

Larry wrote:

> "Mommanem" etc. is a shibboleth of Pittsburghese.
> I've never heard (or rather noticed) it in New
> York, among Jewish speakers or others, but as I
> recall Bryan Gick and other dialectologists from
> Pittsburgh have confirmed it's real (along with
> the "yinz" second person plural).
In the fifties and sixties in Toronto the /- at nEm/ suffix was also frequent

A:  So, who went to the game?
B:  Oh, John-and-them (i.e. /dZan at nEm/ )


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