Datapoint Newfoundland English/Never as preverbal past tense negator

Variety: Newfoundland English
Feature: Never as preverbal past tense negator
Value: A - feature is pervasive or obligatory
Informants: Sandra Clarke


Example 2106:
she called out to 'im and accused him of tryin' to frighten her he said he never did it

Source: Memorial University of Newfoundland nd: C1176

Example 2107:
I never knew she taught!

Source: Wagner, Susanne nd: 002