LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||09/ABR/2006 2:45 PM|
Sometimes you'll find verbs that that use the form "a + verb", and not necessarily in the gerund form. For example: a+breast = abreast, a+count = account, a+counting = accounting, a+fresh = afresh, a+minister +administer, a+wait = await etc. However, I believe in the song the extra "a" is used merely for poetic effect. Especially among children, you'll hear the extra "a" sound before the gerund. Why? I'll have to ask a kid the next time I hear one use the additional "a".
I went ariding my bike with Jimmy.
I was areading my book and minding my own business when the dog up and bit me on the leg.
I was ahoping you'd come today.
The bee bit his neck and he started ahopping around.
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