Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs
|From:||C. Tsuchiya <milo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 3, 1999, 17:13|
Sally Caves wrote:
> Nik Taylor wrote:
> > Like "wrought", originally the past tense of "work", but now a seperate
> > verb.
> 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."
In my dialect, the second example would indeed be "she was all worked
up". But we still use the term "wrought iron".
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