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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. -Mark


Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>