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Re: x > f sound change

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 14, 2001, 4:22
Michael Poxon scripsit:

> 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 "You should > of!" instead of "You should have" and so on. My kids (13 and 16) consider > this perfect grammatical.
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Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Should of (was: x > f sound change)