Of accents & dialects (was: Azurian phonology
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:13|
I assume it's actually "I sworn", just like "I seen", "I gone", etc.
On 10/28/08, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
>> Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...> wrote:
>> Differences in dialect are much more commonly reflected as
>> differences in vocabulary than as differences in grammar.
> The lady who cleans my rectory was here yesterday and we were
> chatting. She used an expression I've heard before but forgotten
> about: "I swan" instead of "I swear."
> Does anyone have any thoughts about this expression? I've only heard
> it in the South. Perhaps it's a euphemistic alteration.
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