Heard on Springer: caucasian BIN

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 28 00:40:17 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Darla Wells <lethe9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hear it a lot here in Louisiana, but usually it is "bin doin' "----"I bin
> doin' that," or "I ain't bin doin' that," even more often.

Does this _bin_ receive the strongest stress? I.e., the speaker says,

"I BIN doin' that!"

and not just,

"I bin doin' that."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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