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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". Laurie -- "Being bright does not grant an immunity to doing idiotic things; more like, it just enlarges the possible scope." -- Lois McMaster Bujold