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USAGE: double modals (RE: [CONLANG] OT: English and schizophrenia

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Monday, August 13, 2001, 17:15
> At 11:07 pm -0500 9/8/01, Thomas R. Wier wrote: > >Nik Taylor wrote: > > > >> John Cowan wrote: > >> > This is a bit extreme, but "might could" for "might have been > >> > able to" is very common. > >> > >> I've only heard "might could" meaning "might be able to", like "I might > >> could get it done by tomorrow". Altho, at least around here, it's > >> hardly "very common". I've only heard it a couple of times. > > > >Indeed. It's entirely absent in any dialect of Texan English that > >I've heard. > > ...and in any dialect of Brit English I've heard.
It occurs in Scots. I can't remember details but can refer anyone interested to an article on it. --And.


Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>