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Re: "Strong Verb/Ablauted Verb" Society?

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Friday, February 18, 2005, 0:56
On 18 Feb 2005, at 11.20 am, Mark J. Reed wrote:

> I have never heard of such a thing, but I think it's a marvelous idea. > Where shall we start? bring/brang/brung? :)
Dive/dove/diven :) Type/tope/typpen. Increase/incrose/incrosen. This is fun!
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 11:50:06PM +0000, Bryan Parry wrote:
BTW, Brian, when you start a new thread on mailing lists, it's a good idea to use the New button rather than the Reply function. Replying does more than just copying the message text with > and giving you a subject; it also adds various headers to the mail so that mailers can track threads even between subject header changes. Many people will have a throden :) message list, and this email came up as a subthread of 'Piraha, was Re: Introducing myself, and several questions' (by Amateur for me, rather than as a top-level. If I (or someone else) was ununterest in the Piraha thread, we might've missen this one.
>> Does anyone here know of a group dedicated to >> increasing the number of strong or ablauted verbs in >> English?
No I haven't. It seems an odd thing to do---but it's fun! :)
>> I posted a thread at trying to regularise >> and put English irregular verbs in ablaut or strong >> classes, and in doing so, expand those classes. >> However my cries have fallen on deaf ears (I believe >> some of the other folks there just simply do not "get" >> what I am about).
Well... With my words, here is a grouping... Obviously I've not used that many classes, so I've tried to create a few extras I didn't use above. Irregular verbs marked with asterisks. Sometimes I might be wrong, I'm trying to extrapolate from a table of OE classes so they're guessesish. I. to Dive (dove, diven); to Type; to Miss IIa. to Lose (loase, loasen) IIb. IIIa. to Interest (anterest, unterest); to Bring IIIb. to Tell (teal, toln) IIIc. to Care (core, corn) IV. (presumably merges with VI, as steal~stole~stolen (IV) vs OE bacan~boc~bacen > *bake~*boke~*boken (VI) IVb. to Time (tame, toumen) V. (presumably merges with VI, as speak~spoke~spoken (V)) VI. to Increase (incroase, incroasen); to Thread* /Tred/ not /TrIid/ VIIa. to Wait (weet, waiten) VIIb. to Snow (snew, snown), to Show
>> So yeah, it is eccentric, it is mad,
Which differs from anything else how :) -- Tristan.