That is a fascinating issue. I don't think any verb enters the language
now as irregular. Any linguists know if they do?
>>> [log in to unmask] 04/01/06 6:53 AM >>>
A bit O/T - it seems that TEXT is now increasingly used as a VERB -
thanks to mobile phones. I am sure it never was. If so, is it regular
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Dillane
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Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Cot and Caught in Pittsburg Re: 'Mind forged mAnacles'
I once came close to losing a set of fingers when a dog caught a cot
a steel mill - pete (ps Australians would "cort the cort", we are
unable to beguine the beguine)
Nancy Gish wrote:
>Ah, but you are assuming a distinction of the vowel sound. I think
>Americans now say the words without distinction as c ah t and not c
>>>>[log in to unmask] 03/31/06 3:09 PM >>>
>Nancy Gish wrote:
>> But if a dog
>>caught a cot, it would be pretty stupid.
>In Pittsburg (at least it was still so 50 years ago) One would say "I
>cot a nap on the caught this morning!"