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Re: CHAT: Nonstandard usage (was Natural language change (wasRe:Charlie and I))

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 1999, 4:24
Don Blaheta wrote:
> Are there other languages out there where some tense or mood or such > is only used for certain verbs, leaving the other ones to drop into a > different tense? Or is that sort of thing usually analysed as two > tenses, with identical forms except for one verb?
Come to think about it, past tense and past participle are an example in English, most verbs they're the same (I cooked, I have cooked), but for some verbs they're different (I saw, I have seen). Do you have that difference in your idiolect? Do you say "I seen" for perfect, and "I saw" for past? -- Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. - Scots Prayer ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor