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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. > > Charlie >
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