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

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, December 29, 2003, 18:54
In a message dated 2003:12:27 11:06:13 PM, andjo@FREE.FR writes:

>Quoting Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>: > >> --- Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote: > >> > The simple fact of the matter is that you will >> > not find "alot" in any English dictionary. > >> There's alot of things tha won't find in the >> dictionary! Get used to it! >> :) > >> I like that notion of alot being a quantifier. In >> this usage, it is clearly not the noun "lot" >> though it's related. > >Ah, someone on my side!
I can imagine _alot_ becomin' some type of particle in the not too distant future. Mayhaps /@:l@d/, /@L_ht/... or even /h_hL'd/... or /@L/- sorta pidgin-like, like like the somewhat recent urban slang evolution of Tok Pisin's _plenti_ to _'enti_. --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* --- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang) Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... languages are "naturally evolved wild systems... So language does not impose order on a chaotic universe, but reflects its own wildness back." - Gary Snyder "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ¡gw'araa legooset caacaa! ¡reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]