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Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2007, 13:48
IIRC, the aphonotacticity of "amn't" is the origin of "ain't", which
was originally restricted to 1pp.  But that ship done sailed...

On 12/13/07, Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...> wrote:
> In the last episode, (On Thursday 13 December 2007 13:23:42), Mark J. Reed > wrote: > > "Ungrammatical" according to English textbooks, sure, > > No, ungrammatical according to me. Not that I'm setting myself up as any > authority, but though I've since reread the post I was replying to, > initially > I missed the "my" in "my English has fixed this". > > > but we're > > talking about real live English as she be spoke. "I, who are" sounds > > weird to me, but I can see where it would work, along the same lines > > as "Aren't I?' > > > > I suspect that "aren't" is only "aren't" here because phonotactically, you > can't say "amn't?" "I, who are" doesn't have that problem. > > Jeff. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>