Re: USAGE : English past tense and participle in -et
|From:||Ph. D. <phild@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 27, 2003, 3:33|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Lately, I've seen alot of people misspelling the past tense and passive
> participle ending _-ed_ as **_-et_.
> Now, I'm wondering a) if this really is a phenomenon on the rise, or ifI've
> just for no known reason only suddenly have begun noticing it, and b) ifit is
> representative of some dialect merging /d/ and /t/ finally - intervocalic
> merger of them is common enough, of course.
I have not noticed this, but I occasionally meet someone
who reverses the past tense and past participle of
strong verbs: "I seen that movie, but I haven't saw the