Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
- Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:23:38 -0600
- From: Dave Royal <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: English: no rule for making "ing" verbs?
On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:36:42 -0500, Wolf K wrote:
> If the vowel is long (which in most English dialects means it's a
> diphthong, and/or r-coloured), you must not double the consonant (Bart,
> bait, beat, boat, boot, bite, Bert, bork)
Thanks for that post, Wolf. Having just looked them up, I now know what
an r-coloured vowel is, and the interesting etymology of 'bork' - which
I've only ever seen in its technical-slang guise.
The other day I was wondering why the http header was 'referer' and not
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