Re: x > f sound change
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 13, 2001, 23:56|
From: "Michael Poxon" <m.poxon@...>
> Something I've noticed very much recently, certainly in British English;not
> just sound change, but syntactic change too. The ending /schwa+v/ found in
> "could've", "should've" etc., is being interpreted as "of" instead of a
> contraction of "have", and the emphatic response articulated as "Youshould
> of!" instead of "You should have" and so on. My kids (13 and 16) consider
> this perfect grammatical.
The /h/ drops in an position like that normally anyway. "Should of" is not
so much a grammar error as it is a spelling error.