drig drag drug?

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Jul 3 21:31:16 UTC 2002

--On Wednesday, July 3, 2002 5:06 PM -0400 Mark A Mandel <mam at THEWORLD.COM>

> Technically, strong verbs are not the same as irregular verbs. In the
> Germanic languages many verbs change the vowel in the stem to form the
> past tense and/or the past participle:
>         drink/drank/drunk
>         sing/sang/sung
>         fly/flew/flown
>         ride/rode/ridden
>         think/thought/thought

> Note that none of these examples use the regular, or "weak", ending
> "-(e)d" in either of the inflected forms. "Walk" is a weak verb:
>         walk/walked/walked

Technically, think/thought/thought isn't actually a strong verb, but an
irregular weak one.  It has the dental ending, even if it's spelled with a
t instead of a d.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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