[Ads-l] More language trash - uh, *change*

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 27 00:43:57 UTC 2015


Probably because these words are either 1) too frequently used to be leveled out by analogy, and/or 2) analogy with a similar word is keeping them from being leveled. And for those getting changed, what's so bad about it?

> On Oct 26, 2015, at 17:42, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Don't you mean "doved"?
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> JL
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>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Wiktionary:
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>> "treaded. simple past tense and past participle of tread"
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>> "trodded. simple past tense and past participle of trod."
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>> Can _rided_ and _roded_ be far behind? And why hasn't the past participle
>> of _dive_ become _*diven_?
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