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USAGE : English past tense and participle in -et

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, December 26, 2003, 13:24
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 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.


PS To pretend this have some connection to conlanging, do consider this for
any Future English projects you've got going!


Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>
Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Ph. D. <phild@...>