Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 16:22:42 -0400 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: had've Probably i should go home and check my Dare v.2 first. But in the original citation, it seems like what's noted as "had've" could be homophonous with reduced "would've" given monophthongization of /ay/: "I wish had've gone" /a: wIS' a:d[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]v gOn/ "Ah wish ah'd've gone" and maybe a little aspiration at the end of the "wish" sibilant. If it most often occurs in South and S.Midland speakers this could often be true for first person pronouns. Is it common with other subjects too? --plp