By Peter Trudgill
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D) They did it, done they? (e) What did they do? (f) She did it, did she? (g) Did you have any luck? (h) I didn’t see any. (i) Where done they go? (j) They done it last year. 3 Here are some sentences in Somerset dialect. Work out what the rule is for using the two different types of past-tense verb forms. I did go there every day. I went there last night. I seen ’im last Thursday. I did see ’im regular. I told ’er as soon as I could. I did tell ’er every time it happened. We always did have a cup of tea at four o’clock.
The pronunciation of words like arm as arrm , etc. will, we can suppose, very soon disappear from Kent, Surrey and Sussex altogether. 4 Our in Traditional Dialects Southampton and Swindon, already show considerable signs of loss of r . In the speech of younger urban people, the arrm pronunciation is still strong in towns such as Gloucester, Bristol, Plymouth and Exeter. But it is quite likely that in a hundred years or so it will have disappeared from those areas too. If this does happen, the original pronunciation with r will survive only in Scotland and Ireland, in the British Isles.
A different rule for the formation of present-tense verbs is illustrated in the next passage, which is written in the traditional dialect of Berkshire. < previous page page_46 next page > < previous page page_47 next page > Page 47 I sees him every day on my way home. He likes to stop and have a chat, and I generally has the time for that. —and he has plenty of friends there and they often buys us a drink. The grammatical rule for present-tense verb forms in the Berkshire dialect is obviously not the same as the one in Standard English.