Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 15:47:38 -0700
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: slown
Where it probably comes from is an analogy with known-mown-blown-shone.
(Hmm, let's see, is it cline-clone-clone or clow-clew-clown??)
On Fri, 11 Oct 1996, Natalie Maynor wrote:
If you weren't going so fast, you could have slown down.
Sound familiar to y'all or is it just my hillbilly English?
I've had precisely the same experience you just described: it has
come out of my mouth, feeling quite natural, and then I've stopped
and thought, "Slown? There's no such word. Where did that come
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)