hey guys, indulge with my bullshit for a second
edited 2018-02-12 23:46:28
consider the words 'gettest', 'protectest', 'wantest', 'askest', and 'existest'
what is easier for you to pronounce
/ɡɛtɪst/ or /ɡɛtst/
/prəˈtɛktɪst/ or /prəˈtɛktst/
/wɒntɪst/ or /wɒntst/
/ɑːskɪst/ or /ɑːskst/
/ɪɡˈzɪstɪst/ or /ɪɡˈzɪstst/
“His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
I feel like some of those would wind up being irregular verbs. I'd look up the history in the OED but the usual password hasn't been working for me.
that is possible as well, although considering there's almost no exception with the third person singular present outside of auxiliary verbs, I'd like to see if I could get away with that too
of course '-est' is not exactly equivalent to '-(e)s' or '-ed' in a couple of ways, but I'd also like to see how to make it fit among them
IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
I think the first pronunciation is easier in almost every case
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