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Sun 09 Feb 1992

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  1. , Re: 3.121 Is, is, But, Parsing Challenge
  2. Scott Delancey, All's I know is
  3. Monica Macaulay, is is

Message 1: Re: 3.121 Is, is, But, Parsing Challenge

Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1992 14:29 EST Re: 3.121 Is, is, But, Parsing Challenge
From: <CARTERACFcluster.NYU.EDU>
Subject: Re: 3.121 Is, is, But, Parsing Challenge

Reply to Ron Smyth on "all's I know...." This looks like a contraction of
"all as I know..." similar to "there's some as....." for "there are some
 who..."a regular feature of my childhood dialect (English, East Kent), and
 presumably
influenced by Scandinavian, where I believe "som" can be both a relative pro-
noun and the equivalent of "as".
Mike Carter
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Message 2: All's I know is

Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1992 12:45 PST All's I know is
From: Scott Delancey <DELANCEYOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: All's I know is

_All's I know is_ would be perfectly regular in a dialect with
_as_ as a relative marker (as in _Them as has, gets_) -- All as
(= that) I know is. I've always assumed that this was the analysis;
any reason not to think so?
Scott DeLancey
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Message 3: is is

Date: Sat, 8 Feb 92 15:32:43 -05is is
From: Monica Macaulay <macaulayj.cc.purdue.edu>
Subject: is is


Speaking of "All's I know is...", how about:
	"How's about ..."
--??

Monica
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