Over time I will be posting entries from alphaDictionary.com. Specifically from Dr. Goodword's at Play article containing Southern words and their meanings. Some I actually use and some I've never heard of, even though I was born in the South and have lived here all my life.
So...the first word is:
As in "A prefix to the present participle to make it purtier. e.g. "Abe's a-workin in backer t'day; Ma's a-talkin to you, son!" (see also agwine, agonna, acoming, aworking, etc.)