Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 22 18:57:54 UTC 2009

At 1:30 PM -0500 11/22/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Isn't "rode hard ..." a fixed idiom that you wouldn't expect to change?

Yup, just fun to search on.

>"Overrided" sounds so strange to me that I can see it as just a typo.
>And then there's Kiparsky's (former?) claim that derivations, in
>general, t(r)end toward regularity. The last time that I mentioned
>this claim, Larry had some things to say about it. Criticisms, IIRC.
>However, since I had no dog in that fight, I can't remember anything
>that Larry had to say.

Me neither.  So if I had a dog in that fight, it's a dead one now.  Sniff.


>On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Laurence Horn
><laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
>>  ---------------------- Information from the mail header
>>  Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>>  Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>>  Subject:      Re: overrided
>  > At 9:54 AM -0500 11/22/09, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>  >>As I was saying:
>>>A History Channel program on Pearl Harbor reports that the Emperor
>>>Hirohito's opinion that war with the U.S. would be unwise was "overrided by
>>>the military."
>>>44,000 RGs for "overrided."
>>  Lots of them probably for the preterit (vs. "overrode") rather than,
>>  as here, the participle (vs. "overridden").  Nice one, either way.
>>  To reprise an earlier thread, it's reassuring to see the
>>  regularization doesn't seem to have spread to the unprefixed case:
>>  "rode hard and put away wet":  21,700
>>  "rided hard and put away wet": 0
>>  "overridden hard and put away wet": 1
>>  LH
>>  ------------------------------------------------------------
>>  The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"--a strange complaint to
>come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>-Mark Twain
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list