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. :)