[Ads-l] Trivia - Heard, used as adjectives: _checked, sculped, heinous_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 26 21:43:41 EST 2016

pronounced as

[tSEkt, sk^lpt, hEIni at s].

"checkt jacket, sculpt whorls, heinious crime"

The first two work like _striped_ for me:

"check-ed jacket, sculp-ed whorls."

( I had to Google it, but, sure enough, in Wiktionary:


English [edit]

Verb [edit]

     1. simple past tense and past participle of _sculp_



When I was in grade school, "heenious" was the preferred mispronunciation
of _heinous_ and not "heinious."

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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