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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 > frequency.
I believe a pronominal form is "yon" as in "yon castle", but that's not in my dialect, either. Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>