Noel Rude nrude at UCINET.COM
Tue Apr 8 02:57:28 UTC 1997

Hi folks,

        Ellen F. Prince says she's "never heard that children's regularizations
of irregular verbs were accompanied by precise semantic
differentiations."  My kids sure were.  My son, for example, had a
regularized past tense with -ed and a regularized past participle with
-en.  He would say things like, "Daddy, my airplane needs fixen," and
then also, "He fixed my airplane".


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