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You done plenty of that in your time, didn’t you? I wouldn’t have done it myself, but my sister done the same sort of work, and she never did regret it. What did you think when you heard about it? I bet you didn’t think it was him what done it. You were probably able to work out that the grammatical rule here is that the past tense of the full verb to do is done, while the past tense of the auxiliary verb is did. ) This rule for the past tense of do occurs not just in Berkshire but in most nonstandard dialects of English around the world—in the United States, Australia and elsewhere—well as in the British Isles.
But the English language is perfectly capable of handling a loss of contrast of this sort. After all, if you heard someone described as being tall and fin , it is very unlikely that you would believe that they were a fish. There are very many pairs of words that are pronounced the same in Modern English that used to be pronounced differently at earlier times, and nothing awful has happened to the language as a result of these changes. Pairs that used to be distinguished and no longer are include knight and night, knave and nave, moan and mown, soul and sole, days and Aaze, maid, and made, wrap and rap, wring and ring—and hundreds more.
The lines on the map which divide an area which has one word from an area which has another are called ISOGLOSSES by dialectologists. 2, on the other hand, is a map which is concerned with a grammatical feature. This is a map prepared by the SED showing forms corresponding to Standard English we are . 3 Different pronunciation of Last in the north and south of England < previous page page_26 next page > < previous page page_27 next page > Page 27 to we are, Traditional Dialects also have, in different parts of England, a number of other forms: we am, we bin, we be, and us be.