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Re: CHAT: the surprise that is at me...

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Thursday, March 2, 2000, 19:51
> ----------------------- > Sender: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> > Poster: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> > Subject: Re: CHAT: Re: the surprise that is at me... > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > ------------- > > Eric Christopherson wrote: > > I've just delurked a bit, so I'm not sure what this thread's > about, but my > > grandma has a usage that really irritates me: "that's" as in > "The man that's > > mother I went to school with," instead of "...whose mother I > went to school > > with." She seems to use it for both animate and inanimate nouns. I don't > > remember ever hearing anyone else use that. > > Interesting. Is English her second language? That sounds like > mother-tongue interference to me.
Nope, she's spoken English all her life, and no other language that I'm aware of. Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo suHnus