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How about "dreamt"?  I say both "dreamed"
and "dreamt" about equally in the way I
pronounce the word, but I always spell
it with the -ed.

Sally Caves
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: irregularities


> In a message dated 6/10/01 7:35:07 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> << Really?? Oh my god! I'd never noticed, really. And then on top of that
you
>
> must have dialectal forms. I can't think of any offhand but I know the
>
> Warwickshire dialect preserves some odd old irregulars. How strange that
we
>
> never pay attention to our own language! >>
>
>     I know of one out-dated irregular that I see all the time on this
list:
> "spelt".  It reminded me of reading that old Esperanto book from 1929:
"Every
> word is pronounced exactly as it is spelt."  Hee, hee, hee!  I suppose,
then,
> that if you want to fell a tree, than you have that tree "felt".  :)
>
> -David
>