LINGUIST List 3.131

Sun 09 Feb 1992

Disc: Is, is

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  • , Re: 3.121 Is, is, But, Parsing Challenge
  • Scott Delancey, All's I know is
  • 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

    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

    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