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Re: adverb suffixes???

>From: "William H. Martin" <>
>Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 16:59:28 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>On 5 Dec 1999 04:22:07 -0000 "Mark E. Shoulson" <> 
>> Now, I'm not saying this is right: it probably isn't, and you probably
>> think it isn't too.  Doesn't mean it's a bad thing to say.  People often
>> use dodgy nonce grammar and words in colloquial conversation, and it gets
>> the point across.  You wouldn't write it in a book, and you wouldn't say it
>> to your sixth-grade grammar teacher, but you would say it to a friend, who
>> would likely grin at your creative play on words.  Like the time at a
>> qep'a', when I asked "why?" about something and you turned to me and said
>> "mo'!"  (i.e. "just because!")
>More accurately, I sang {-mo', -mo' neH}. Of course, singing a 
>syllable as short as {-mo'} doesn't sound much like singing... I 
>hoped my broadway hand gestures would have made my intent more 
>"Because, just because..."

I don't recall picking up on any musical references, but I *did* quite
effortlessly understand what you were trying to say.  Which is, after all,
the point.

>We do have inspired moments at qep'a'.

This is true.


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