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Audiendus
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texted

Postby Audiendus » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:01 am

texted (past tense of text – to send a text message [to])

Do you pronounce the past tense (e.g. "I texted him") as "textid" or "text"? Most people I hear pronounce it "text".

Wiktionary even gives "text" as an alternative spelling of the past tense.

bnjtokyo

Re: texted

Postby bnjtokyo » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:21 am

Good observation!
Personally, I pronounce the past tense of the verb as a one-syllable word with the final "t" released. In the past tense, it is certainly not a two syllable word. There is no difference (almost no difference?) between present and past in pronunciation

I texted you yesterday
aɪ ˈtɛkst ju ˈjɛstərˌdeɪ

I'll text you tomorrow
aɪl ˈtɛkst ju təˈmɑˌroʊ

In contrast dent - dented, net - netted, rent - rented, vent - vented, went - wented (child language) are all two syllables in the past tense.

(As previously mentioned we NEED some IPA tools on this site! I spent tooooooo long searching around on the internet to find a way to represent this (these) pronunciation(s) graphically.)

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Re: texted

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:03 pm

If I have already done it, I use past tense and two syllables. Thought everyone did. Text is present tense.
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