[Ads-l] [VAR-L] She text me

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 1 04:12:15 UTC 2016


Thank you for the forward to this list.

Isn’t consonant cluster reduction an important factor in the past forms of this verb?

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 29 Feb 2016, at 12:05, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU> wrote:
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>> From: Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [VAR-L] She text me
>> Date: February 29, 2016 at 9:10:18 AM PST
>> To: Dave Sayers <dave.sayers at CANTAB.NET>
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>>> On Feb 29, 2016, at 8:27 AM, Dave Sayers <dave.sayers at CANTAB.NET> wrote:
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>>> I've often heard people say what sounds like "she text me" to mean that =
> she sent me a text message
>>> ...but I've never come across any research on this development. Has anyo=
> ne else?
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>> just a posting on my blog:
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>> http://arnoldzwicky.org/2008/12/25/whats-the-past-tense-of-the-verb-text/
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