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Re: New Words

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2003, 22:23
On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 01:49:09PM -0800, Costentin Cornomorus wrote:
> The written form in Standard American / British / > Australian / Canadian / Etcetrian English is > "being" - I agree. "Bein" is not a Standard word > (while "bein'" is a Standard spelling).
Then we're in agreement. :)
> In Standard, I agree. I'm not talking about SAE. > I'm talking about dialects that don't have the -g > (really the [N] sound) in that position. They > aren't dropping a G. Prescriptively compelling > them put an apostrophe there boggles me.
But since when does any dialect other than Standard English even *have* a *written* form? Other than within dialogue or transcripts of speech? There are plenty of words I don't pronounce according to any Standard, but I still spell 'em the same way as everyone else. :) -Mark


Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>