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Re: New Words

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2003, 15:11
--- JS Bangs <jaspax@...> wrote:
> Abrigon Gusiq sikyal:
> > Like Being becomming Bein.
> Is "bein" an English word?
It is: /biIn/. It's considered a slangy or 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. [One debate in modern Scots orthography is how apostraphes should be used. On the one hand, there is a long history of apostraphes, because from the English perspective, they'd be required to show the dropping of a letter. From the Scots perspective the letters usually ain't even there.] Padraic. ===== To him that seeks, if he knock, the door will be opened; if he seeks, he shall find his way; if he searches for a way, he shall find his path. For though the Way is narrow, it's wisdom is written in the hearts of all: if ye would seek and find Rest, look first within! [The Petricon] -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>