irregular verb list

Sydney M Lamb lamb at OWLNET.RICE.EDU
Tue Apr 8 15:50:05 UTC 1997

On Tue, 8 Apr 1997, Patrick Griffiths wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, Tom Payne wrote:
> > Has anyone ever made lists of "regular" vs. "irregular" (or "strong")
> > verbs in English....
> I don't know about the semantic side of the query (= .... in the quotation
> above), but Bernard Bloch did a very detailed allomorphic taxononmy of
> English verb classes in LANGUAGE, 1947, 23:  399-418 (reprinted in M Joos
> (ed) Readings in linguistics I, U Chicago Press, 1966, 243-254). The
> article is called "English verb inflection".

Also, H.A. Gleason Jr. presents a complete list, with categorization, of
the irregular (strong) verbs of English in the chapter on English
Morphology in his Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics (1961).  (Of
course, the regular ones could never be completely listed.)

   --- Syd Lamb

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