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CONLANG  March 1999, Week 3

CONLANG March 1999, Week 3

Subject:

Re: USAGE: Regionalisms

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Tim Smith <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 16 Mar 1999 19:45:03 -0500

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At 12:32 PM 3/15/99 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>Joe Mondello wrote:
>
>> I heard my brother say this today and it struck me that it is probably fairly
>> regional (Long Island, New York).  He makesa  sentence a question by
beginning
>> it with "Right . . . ?" as in "Right it's supposed to snow again tonight?"
>> has anyone else heard/used this?
>
>My daughter, age 12, native New York Citian, says this.
>

I don't think I've ever heard this, but I like it.  Maybe I'll use it in
Neo-Anglic.  (I was looking for a clause-initial interrogative particle.)

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