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ID #2697

one

[Atlantic] indefinite article a, an (unemphatic): 1918 B'o' Boukee run t'rough de bush, gone, hidin' one hole (Parsons 84). 1936 He hop in one dinghy (Dupuch 14). cf. A3 (Black) ' -adj). [Atlantic; cf. OED one following sb. or pron.: alone obs. →.1551; cf. also Fon nye dukpo no (lit. l one alone) I alone, only I (Emanuel 1972:94)] (after noun or pron.) alone: 1918 Yer only goin' meet Poppa-one [Poppa by himself] (Parsons 60). 1963 He carry dim big boat up dis creek, him one (Cottman 195). I t'ought was only Curtis one what been dere (Crooked). You know who gone? My brother boy one (Andros). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-09 04:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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