The irregular verbs
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The irregulars are defiantly quirky. Thousands of verbs monotonously take the -ed suffix for their past tense forms, but ring mutates to rang, not ringed, catch becomes caught, hit doesn't do anything, and go is replaced by an entirely different word, went (a usurping of the old past tense of to wend, which itself once followed the pattern we see in send-sent and bend-bent). No wonder irregular verbs are banned in "rationally designed" languages like Esperanto and Orwell's Newspeak -- and why recently a woman in search of a nonconformist soul-mate wrote a personal ad that began, "Are you an irregular verb?".
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Joseph Shimron, Iris Berent & Stephen Pinker (1999). Default Nominal Inflection in Hebrew: Evidence for Mental Variables. Cognition 72 (1):1-44.
Nicholas Denyer (1999). Names, Verbs and Quantification Again. Philosophy 74 (3):439-440.
Steven Pinker (1987). Productivity and Constraints in the Acquisition of the Passive. Cognition 26 (3):195-267.
Steven Pinker & Joseph Shimron, The Nature of Regularity and Irregularity: Evidence From Hebrew Nominal Inflection.
Barry Taylor (1977). Tense and Continuity. Linguistics and Philosophy 1 (2):199 - 220.
E. C. Marchant (1890). Hogue's Irregular Verbs of Attic Prose The Irregular Verbs of Attic Prose, Their Forms, Prominent Meanings, and Important Compounds; Together with Lists of Related Words and English Derivatives. By Addison Hogue, Professor of Greek in the University of Mississippi. Ginn and Co., 1889. 6s. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 4 (04):166-168.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads41 ( #108,437 of 2,254,584 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #458,476 of 2,254,584 )
How can I increase my downloads?