a request

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Dec 14 17:47:55 UTC 2006

On Dec 14, 2006, at 9:02 AM, Beverly Flanigan wrote:

> This is exactly the point Hughes and Trudgill make in presenting
> several
> paradigms used in England as variable generalizations: "see/seen/have
> seen," "see/see/have seen," "see/seed/have seed," "write/wrote/have
> wrote,"
> etc.
> At 11:32 AM 12/14/2006, you wrote:
>> On Dec 14, 2006, at 6:48 AM, Amy West wrote:
>>> I've never seen this construction before.
>>> Are you sure it's not the use of the past participle? "I seen her
>>> yesterday"
>> a side issue, but i'd like to point out (once again) that the "seen"
>> in "I seen her yesterday" is *not* a past participle...

just to clarify: i was merely repeating some general knowledge (among
linguists), not claiming to have thought of something novel here.


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