Fórum EMB de Discussões
[  EMB's Main Menu  |  Forum Index  |  Cadastro  |  Search  ]
   
ENGLISH
PORTUGUESE
 LINGUISTICS & CULTURE


Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  28/NOV/2005 4:42 PM
Assunto:  Still about yonder and beyond.
 
Mensagem: 

I wrote, "Be aware that "yonder" is rarely used outside the US Air Force hymn.  You'll read it in older literature, but it's quite rare in current speech." 

 

Gus, the English spoken by many inhabitants of the states you mention is not what I'd refer to as the cutting edge of current American English.  But what do I know? 

 

If every person in those states said "yonder" once a day, when compared to the other Americans who have not said it in the last year, their number would not be a drop in the proverbial bucket.  I can't recall when was the last time I heard "yonder", except in the lyrics of the USAF hymn.  I probably last heard "brickbat", "gar", "cornpone", and "boudin" about the same time.  Sho'nuff.

 

 


Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens


 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Yonder and beyond.  –  Fabricioaugusto  26/NOV/2005, 12:30 PM
Yonder and beyond.  –  Rick Leal  26/NOV/2005, 1:13 PM
Yonder and beyond.  –  Fabricioaugusto  26/NOV/2005, 1:26 PM
Yonder and beyond.  –  Rick Leal  26/NOV/2005, 1:47 PM
Yonder and beyond.  –  pat  26/NOV/2005, 8:39 PM
Yonder and beyond.  –  Dale/RS  28/NOV/2005, 7:36 AM
Yonder and beyond.  –  pat  28/NOV/2005, 9:59 AM
Still about Yonder and beyond.  –  Gus.  28/NOV/2005, 12:05 PM
 Still about yonder and beyond.  –  Dale/RS  28/NOV/2005, 4:42 PM
Still about yonder and beyond.  –  pat  28/NOV/2005, 8:34 PM
Still about yonder and beyond.  –  Dale/RS  29/NOV/2005, 1:38 AM
Still about yonder and beyond.  –  pat  29/NOV/2005, 9:14 AM
Still about yonder and beyond.  –  Dale/RS  29/NOV/2005, 10:21 AM
Still about yonder and beyond.  –  pat  30/NOV/2005, 10:22 AM

Contents of this forum are copy-free.
By S&K