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Re: Suppletory forms

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, February 21, 1999, 1:13
On Sat, 20 Feb 1999 00:51:22 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>Pablo Flores wrote: >> I figured out it'd be nice to >> have some suppletory forms (like "went" for "go" in >> English), but I don't have a clue where they should >> come from.
>Consider the colloquial conjunction of the lexical verb "have" in >English: >Infinitive: have >Future: will have >Past: had >Present progressive: having >Present: got (I got, you got, he got, etc.)
>This comes from the expression "have got[ten]". If you've gotten >something, then you have it.
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". "i got" - past of Get "i've got" - present of Have "i've gotten" - present-perfect of Get -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]