[Ads-l] query on -s truncation (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed May 27 16:48:50 UTC 2015


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Also seen:  "feels" for "feelings"

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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
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> Subject:      query on -s truncation
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> Hi all,
> 
> A colleague off-list wonders if anything has been published on the =
> truncation process described by one of her students, who is working on
> = them, as
> 
> "-s truncation of adjectives and adverbs by younger speakers, yielding
> = for example 'totes', 'awks', 'adorbs', from 'totally', 'awkward', =
> 'adorable', etc."=20
> 
> Seems like I vaguely recall something on this but I can't remember
> what. =  Anyone?
> 
> LH=20=
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