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  • First of all, you're right, it isn't a question. Its a statement. You suggest that it should be 'In all my years, I have never seen this boy'. Both are correct, and there are numerous permutations which would still make sense. Its more 'old english' than the grammar we would use today to be honest, I'm sure someone will give a more technical description of WHY it works, but it does.
  • It is not a question. It is a slightly archaic sentence structure which serves to emphasise the word "never". Rather than the flats statement implied by by "I have never", it is an emphatic disclaimer "NEVER have I".
  • it could be local speaking, how one was trained to speak english and using the word never in a sentence.
  • heard is heared. one is herd the is hear.ed. same question answered later.
  • 1) "At last, after all my years of searching, the cave of wonders!" "A whole new world A dazzling place I never knew But when I'm way up here It's crystal clear That now I'm in a whole new world with you!" Source and further information: http://www.meeko.org/disney/aladdin/script.html I did not find the sentence you are talking about, you can check for yourself and read the whole script there. 2) "He gives me a hand up and I dust the leaves from my pants back into a pile in the gutter. I tell him Never have I seen this street Lit so brightly or the sidewalks so clear of debris" Source and further information: http://www.heelpress.com/revisions/show/4598?sift=user (this is poetry, though)
  • It's just a quirk of grammar that is used occasionally, usually by a character doing an accent, indicating an unfamiliarity with English. I'm not sure if it is technically proper or improper, but isn't considered "incorrect" by the majority of English speakers. Sometimes this formulation is used for fun, or to fit a rhythm in a song. It is uncommon, but acceptable.

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