Re: THEORY: NATLANGS: Pro-Forms
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 27, 2006, 17:10|
Quoting eldin_raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>:
> I think it might reasonbly used to replace "for some reason or other"
> or "for some unknown reason" where these phrases are often used in
> Somewhy the dog is barking.
> The horses are frightened somewhy.
> The cat is running somewhy from room to room.
> Somewhy British people drive on the lefthand side of the road.
I use constructions like these when writing informal English, and natives don't
seem to mind.