The Last "Mohican"?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Aug 9 21:44:12 UTC 2005



Wilson Gray <wilson.gray at RCN.COM> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: Wilson Gray
Subject: The Last "Mohican"?

Am I the last person to maintain the distinction between "perfect
passive participles" and adjectives derived therefrom? For example,
I've heard tigers, zebras, crosswalks, and streets with painted
lane-separations, etc., etc. all described as [straipt]. I make the
following distinction: if an object has had stripes added to it, then
it's [straipt]; if an object naturally has stripes, either of genetic
origin or added as part of the manufacturing process, then it's
[straipId]. Hence, roadways that have had crosswalks lane-separations,
bike lanes, or other such-like stripings added to them are [straipt].
But zebras, tigers, the shirts of athletic officials, etc. are

I also distinguish between "loved [l^vd] by" and "beloved [bIl^vId] of"
and a few others, like "alleged."


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