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What Would I Google?

Posted by sylviatexas z8a Tx (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 9, 10 at 20:10

I had an acquaintance from New York make fun of me because I said "striped" stripe-ed.

as in blessed, wicked, cursed, beloved.

word + ed.

You can say blest or bless-ed, curst or curs-ed, belovd or belov-ed, but you always say wick-ed...

but there are other words that end in -ed that don't fit the pattern:

leapt or leaped, but not leap-ed
kept but not keeped or keep-ed

The ancestors whose speech patterns I learned were from Scotland & maybe England, & I'm pretty sure that that "ed" syllable is from that area.

but how would I research that kind of speech pattern?

(not to show off in front of the guy from New York, bless his sanctimonious little heart, but just so I will know.)

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I understand what your saying, but haven't a clue as to what you'd google. Everything I google leads me to an ad or some entity that just wants my money. For instance, a few years ago you could go to and get a phone number or address (like looking in the phonebook, but online). Now you can't get anything without paying. Nothing, that we always took for granted, is free anymore and that really ticks me off.

Sorry for the rant, must be that glass of wine :)

RE: What Would I Google?

There ya go sylvia.

Here is a link that might be useful: pronunciation

RE: What Would I Google?

I think you should Google "witty responses to rude, small-minded people."

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Thanks, ink.

That site is *very* thorough & clear as to modern English.

I might try researching Middle or Old or something...

"witty responses to rude, small-minded people." is tempting, but I'm afraid they either wouldn't get it, wouldn't believe it, or would claim I was making a mountain out of a molehill.

The funny thing about that guy is that he, like many other "rude small-minded people", doesn't even dream that his rigid rules & simple understanding might not be the whole story.

RE: What Would I Google?

I googled "t or ed ending"

"xceptions to the "-ed" Endings Rules

OK. It's English so you know that there are going to be exceptions! If you are teaching your students pronunciation of the past participles of some verbs that are being used as adjectives, then a second syllable will be added even if the base form does not end in a /t/ or /d/ sound, and the "-ed" ending will be pronounced as /id/.

Common past participles used as adjectives with an additional syllable are: aged, blessed, crooked, dogged, learned, ragged, and wretched.

Fortunately, this exceptions doesn't apply to teaching pronunciation of English past tense verbs, just past participles when they are used as adjectives."

Here is a link that might be useful: English Past tense

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Read Shakespeare.


From Romeo & Juliet: "All are punish'ed"


It was more conducive for poetry.

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