23/AGO/2010 11:45 PM
This is an interesting post, PPaulo. A-frame, however, has to do with the shape of a structure and has nothing to do with verbs beginning with "a-". A-frame houses, by the way, are often found in snow country. Many people criticize them, saying that the design wastes space.
You still hear "a-" verbs in the USA in the country. Perhaps it started old English, but I've heard it attached to many verbs and images certainly not related to old English such as: a-running, a-driving, a-flying, etc. It's something good to understand but not to copy.
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