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

From:Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>
Date:Friday, December 26, 2003, 14:25
On Fri, 26 Dec 2003, 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 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.
Where? On the list or some other similarly self-conscious place? or in the general publick? And really -et? That seems odd, I would've expected -t (except after silent final -e, e.g. walkt/lopet). And after voiced consonants, vowels and t, or just after unvoiced consonants barring -t?
> PS To pretend this have some connection to conlanging, do consider this for > any Future English projects you've got going!
The orthography of Future Englishes is an Interesting topick. What are people generally doing? Saying that the momentum of the past few hundred years will continue relativeli unscathed, aw will yaw awthographees bee maw raddikel? moo raddikel stil? Its awreddi offen absurd, but peeple awreddi spell lyk this in sum contexts (as has been mentiond before). -- Tristan


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>Poetique
Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>