3d sg. present of "undo"?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 23 03:49:27 UTC 2013

I just heard a reference on the radio to a Child ballad about a young man who undoes [@ndu:z], i.e. "un-dooz", a charm cast by his mother.  Somehow I suspect the speaker is not alone in pronouncing it this way, as opposed to un-does [@nd^z].  The problem is a bit like that in figuring out the past tense of "forgo".  I guess the only obvious solution is to say that the young man manages to undo the charm.


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