4 Alternative forms/phrases for dummy it

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory4
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare5
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare8
D - attested absence of feature45
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)8
? - no information on feature is available6

Feature area:
Pronouns, pronoun exchange, nominal gender
Typical example:
Thass rainen ‘Itʼs raining’ (emphatic)
Example source:
East Anglia (Trudgill 2008: 409)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type