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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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Can we please have a past tense that spells differently.

If our language is a constantly evolving thing, perhaps we can evolve a phonetically correct past tense version of read.




posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: quercusrex

The past tense of read (pronounced reed) is read (pronounced red).

English is a strange language. You'll just have to get used to it.
edit on 2442016 by TerryDon79 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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Dont you mean 'fonetikally'?

2nd



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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Maybe you Yanks can butcher the English language some more and spell it a little more user friendly
I suggest Reddit, maybe redut, even better ribbit

It's a valid complaint, just joking, it's a tricky language, TD is right, I understand the confusion



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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I currently do not see anything wrong with the 7 verb tense setups we currently have, it is just a matter of having to read up on them...

There are seven basic verb tenses used in English:
present
John works in New Orleans every summer.
past
John worked in New Orleans last year.
present progressive
John is working in New Orleans this week.
past progressive
John was working in New Orleans last week.
present perfect
John has worked in New Orleans for three years.
past perfect
John had worked in New Orleans for three years before moving to New York.
future
John will work in New Orleans next year.
John is going to work in New Orleans next year.

the problem will be was lay in when and therefore one tries to talk about events that have yet but were. But only time travelers have to worry about those, and Tidor sure as heck did not.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: quercusrex


English is a strange language. You'll just have to get used to it.


Agreed, and I am working on it. After close to 50 years being a native speaker you'd think I'd get the hang of it.
But the reed-red thing still gives me issues.

It's like POLISH, how the F##k are you supposed to pronounce it.

But then again, context is everything.
edit on 24-4-2016 by quercusrex because: Spelling. And on a word rant thread, Lol.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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What? You aren't upset about record/record? Or present/present?



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yeah, those too. But not as much.
More a matter of stress as opposed to tense.


edit on 24-4-2016 by quercusrex because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: quercusrex
You could always do what my friend's son does. He puts an "ed" on the end of a past tense word even if it's wrong. I readed a book. There you go.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

That works for me. Thanks




posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: quercusrex
No problem. Anytime. You should expect weird look from people though.



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