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That is a fascinating issue.  I don't think any verb enters the language
now as irregular.  Any linguists know if they do?
Nancy

>>> [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
or irregular?
Mike
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Peter Dillane 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  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 
in 
  a steel mill -  pete (ps Australians would "cort the cort", we are
also 
  unable to beguine the beguine)

  Nancy Gish wrote:

  >Ah, but you are assuming a distinction of the vowel sound.  I think
most
  >Americans now say the words without distinction as c ah t and not  c
awe
  >t.  No?
  >Nancy
  >
  >  
  >
  >>>>[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!" 
  >
  >Carrol
  >
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  >