On Friday, February 6, Jeffrey wrote:
>Re the development of the -ing form as the present participle in
>Actually, I proposed it, in a series of papers in the early and
>mid 70s, mostly in conferences. I have been trying to finish a monograph
>on the topic but other things seem always to intervene. I'd be happy to
>sketch the general outlines of the argument in this forum, or send you
>some of the old papers. (I studied Old Irish and English with Ruth
Yes, please! Perhaps you could post it for us.