Re: Suppletory forms
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 21, 1999, 2:41|
Steg Belsky wrote:
> For the present, i say "i've got, you've got, s/he's got," etc., "i got"
> being used as the normal past of "get".
Interesting, because around here I usually hear "I got" for both "I did
get" and "I have". For the question form of lexical "have", either "Do
you have it?" or "Ya got it?" ("You got it?" sounds a little odd).
Anyways, I can imagine a future wherein "got" ceases to be the past
tense of "get", and is replaced by, perhaps, "gotten" or just "get",
since there are already a number of monosyllabic verbs ending in -t/-d
with no distinct past tense (cut, put, bet in some dialects, etc.),
enough that it's almost a rule, it seems to me.
"It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father
was hanged." - Irish proverb
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