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Re: CHAT: return of the long-lost (was: RE: THEORY/USAGE: irregular

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 11:27
   John Cowan  wrote:
> And Rosta scripsit: > > As for remembering you, used you to meet up with > > Colin Fine in Bradford?
> BTW, this goes on the list of Brit/Am grammatical > differences,
It does? I read it and thought it was just a conlanger's sense of humour. I know I say it sometimes like that (very, very occasionally with other verbs e.g. 'Think you it would work?', but not often and it sounds abnormal... I guess I must've picked up the Briticism somewhere).
> along with "Susan suggested that she play/should > play Ophelia"
Whose is the 'play', whose the 'should play'?
> and "The Queen are raising their rates".
What does this one mean? How does it translate into the other's English? Is Queen there the monarch or something different? Are rates there taxes or something else?
> AmE requires "Did you /just@/?"
Is it /just@/ even before words starting with a vowel? I understand you people say 'hafta always'. (They become /justu/ and /h{ftu/ in Australia.) Tristan - Yahoo! Travel - Plan and book your dream holiday online!


John Cowan <jcowan@...>return of the long-lost (was: RE: THEORY/USAGE:
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>return of the long-lost (was: RE: THEORY/USAGE:irregular