deontic "will"

Scott DeLancey delancey at DARKWING.UOREGON.EDU
Tue Aug 7 16:57:44 UTC 2001

Not 'will', but otherwise this is parallel to dialectal English
need + past participle, as

	My house needs painted.  (i.e. 'needs painting' or 'needs to be

This is prevalent in Scotland and certain parts of N. America, including
at least western Pennsylvania and the upper Ohio valley, and rural Oregon.

Scott DeLancey
Department of Linguistics
1290 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1290, USA

delancey at

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