Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 1, 1999, 19:37|
John Cowan wrote:
> Sally Caves scripsit:
> > I don't think it even functions as a full verb any more. It only
> > survives in certain expressions as a participle: "wrought iron,"
> > or "she was all wrought up."
> "What hath God wrought"?
> (first public demonstration of Morse telegraphy).
Of course, but that's a conscious archaism. (You can be sure
that Morse didn't use "hath" in everyday speech, either.)
I'd have to agree with Sally, insofar as I've never heard it used
except (now) defectively as a participle.
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
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