Re: Deictics was Re: Definite/Indefinite Article Distinction
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 8, 2002, 18:02|
On 8 Sep 02, at 9:36, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> Quoting Joe <joe@...>:
> > From: "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>
> > > Right, I agree more or less with that statement. But even
> > > if Scots were a dialect, there would be other dialects
> > > that have just three. A number of American dialects still
> > > use _yonder_.
> > As an adjective usually, isn't it? 'Yonder castle' is not usual,
> > you'd use 'that castle yonder'
> Yes, that's possible. I don't speak one of these dialects and
> haven't read much on it, so I can't really say much about
I believe a pronominal form is "yon" as in "yon castle", but that's not
in my dialect, either.
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>