Re: New Words
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 31, 2003, 16:31|
On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 07:11:40AM -0800, Costentin Cornomorus wrote:
> dialect form of "being".
> > Or do you mean "bein'", the American short
> > form?
> I hate using apostrophes in inappropriate places.
> Dialects that have -in for -ing have nót dropped
> a letter.
Yes, they have. They've droped the -g. :)
More to the point, there is no such word in English as *bein. Regardless
of how you pronounce it, the written form is "being", and if you're digressing
from the standard spelling you need to indicate that somehow. -in' is the
usual way of doing so.