The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Mar 12 18:29:06 UTC 2009

On Mar 12, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Alison Murie wrote:

> On Mar 11, 2009, at 3:09 PM, Herb Stahlke wrote:
>> ------------------------------
>> So the cut/hurt class is expanding to include final /s+coronal/
>> clusters?  I wonder if there are cases of taste, list, and others
>> having invariant PST/PSP.  I have heard "cast" as a PST form, both
>> from theater sorts and from fishermen.
>> Herb
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> I'm pretty sure that the *only*  times I have heard "casted" have been
> in connection with  a therapeutic  appliance like a plaster cast for a
> broken bone.

(i found a couple of hits for this usage, which is pretty clearly a
verbing of the noun "cast", meaning 'put in a cast'.  so regular
morphology is to be expected.)

the OED has only four occurrences for PST "casted" -- three from
Caxton in the 15th century, one from Tindale in the 16th -- but plenty
for PST/PSP "cast".  "casted" seems to be obsolete.

"broadcast" 'disseminate news' usually has PST/PSP "broadcast", though
"broadcasted" is attested.  (i'm not sure about "telecast".)
"forecast" seems to usually have "forecasted", but "forecast" is also


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