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Re: Ungrammaticalization?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, July 16, 1999, 5:02
Josh Brandt-Young wrote:
> Has anyone else run into anything of the kind?
From time to time. Especially when I'm tired, I'll sometimes produce ungrammatical (and not just prescriptivisitically [is that a word?] ungrammatical) sentences, plus I have some odd forms in my speech, like "boughten" for the past participle of "buy". I don't produce "have bought" very often, and virtually never a form like "would have bought". Why that "boughten" should be more common in the more complex verb form is a mystery to me, but nevertheless it exists. -- "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- William Caxton ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor