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
>Future: will have
>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
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