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Re: USAGE : English past tense and participle in -et

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, December 27, 2003, 1:47
--- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> Lately, I've seen alot of people misspelling > the past tense and passive > participle ending _-ed_ as **_-et_.
Really? Hadn't noticet.
> Now, I'm wondering a) if this really is a > phenomenon on the rise, or if I've > just for no known reason only suddenly have > begun noticing it, and b) if it is > representative of some dialect merging /d/ and > /t/ finally - intervocalic > merger of them is common enough, of course.
There are certainly English dialects and related languages that have -t where Standard might have -d. Compare Scots "scrievit" with English "screeved" for example. Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .