[Ads-l] arrove

Paul A Johnston, Jr. paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Tue Jun 2 13:20:57 UTC 2015


Well, if we can take a French loan like "catch" and derive a past like "caught" out of it (on the model of reach and teach in OE), why not make arrive a Class I strong verb.  My family used to do the same with "to pig out"  --you pag out last night, and that's the third time you've puggen out this week.



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> From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> > On Jun 2, 2015, at 7:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter
> > <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
> wrote:
> >=20
> > High-paid CNN correspondent:
> >=20
> > "Secretary Kerry arrove here at Massachusetts General Hospital last
> > night...."
> >=20
> > Not in OED.
> >=20
> > 19,000 raw Google hits.
> >=20
> 394 actual hits, though.   Not all *that* impressive, all things =
> considered.
> 
> LH
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