Language fascinates me. This morning, for whatever reason, I lay in bed thinking about verb tenses. In fact, I typed this on my Kindle Fire while lying prone and emailed it to myself, which is why this font is different than usual.
Anyway, the fact any non-English
speaking foreigner learns it is a testament to human fortitude and overall
Think about this...
After skiing a person skied. Mastery means something has been mastered.
Preventing a glass from being knocked over means you righted it.
If you wring out a rag it is now wrung. But a bird with contrasting feathers
around its neck is considered ringed.
What if you traveled in a car? You were either driven or you drove. What about
the fight, flight, or freeze response? That translates to having fought, flew,
or froze. Wait. In that sentence structure it would be flown and frozen.
How people not immersed at birth learn to speak, let alone write this stuff is
beyond me. Now I'm exhausted. I think I'll go back to bed.
So, what are your plans today?