Re: should've (was: Re: x > f sound change)
|From:||Damon M. Lord <lorddm@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 16, 2001, 9:08|
On 15 Sep 2001, at 13:13, Roger Mills wrote:
> I can understand how a child (up to age 10/11-- as is the case here IIRC)
> might write "should of", if he/she has not yet been taught the forms and
> intricacies of the English perfect tenses, nor had a lot of exposure to the
> written word. Comparable to a toddler interpreting "cheese" as a plural,
> and asking Mommy for "a chee".
Another one I've come across is a mother teaching the child how to use the right word
for peeing, namely "urinate". The child replied "I'm a nate".
Not so much out of my tree, as driving away from the orchard at high speed.
Damon M. Lord