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How Do You Pronounce "Texted"?\ \

Texted as in "text'd", or "texted" as in "text-id"? I keep hearing "text-id" in the media. Sounds dumb.

by Anonymousreply 78November 23, 2013 5:22 PM

"text'd" is correct.%0D %0D Just as if you said, "I walked to the store." You wouldn't say, "I walk-ed."%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1February 1, 2011 1:57 AM

What about "lifted," "baited" or "fitted?" I think if the word ends in a t, the "ed" adds a syllable

by Anonymousreply 2February 1, 2011 2:05 AM

I just say text. Texted if I was speaking "properly".

by Anonymousreply 3February 1, 2011 2:06 AM

Does "rested" sound dumb with the "-ed" part as its own syllable? What about "connected"?

by Anonymousreply 4February 1, 2011 2:09 AM

Why is this a challenge? Just like "lifted." End of story.

by Anonymousreply 5February 1, 2011 2:10 AM

BTW, R3, that would be "If I WERE...." Unless you mean when you said the word in the past. But I think you mean if and when you say the word in the future. No?

by Anonymousreply 6February 1, 2011 2:13 AM

"Text'd" sounds exactly like "text", and therefore sounds incorrect. Besides, the word is spelled "texted", not "text'd", and should be pronounced with two syllables like any other verb that ends in "t" with the "ed" suffix added on to indicate past tense, as R2 explains.

OP where did you get the idea that "ed" doesn't add a syllable?

by Anonymousreply 7February 1, 2011 2:18 AM

In the case of "text," the past tense is "text'd." %0D %0D True, some words sound better pronouncing the "ed." However, text is not one of them.

by Anonymousreply 8February 1, 2011 2:19 AM

I pronounce it Favredammerung, or rather Farvdammerung

by Anonymousreply 9February 1, 2011 2:26 AM

[quote]In the case of "text," the past tense is "text'd." No, it's not. [quote]True, some words sound better pronouncing the "ed." However, text is not one of them. Actually, it is.

by Anonymousreply 10February 1, 2011 2:34 AM

Its Text-Ted. Thread. Closed.

by Anonymousreply 11February 1, 2011 2:42 AM

same way you pronounce Beloved.

by Anonymousreply 12February 1, 2011 2:46 AM

Which is what, R12? You can say "beloved" either wway.

by Anonymousreply 13February 1, 2011 2:54 AM

Another vote for "text'd." Not "ed."

by Anonymousreply 14February 1, 2011 2:55 AM


by Anonymousreply 15February 1, 2011 2:58 AM

To text is a coined verb. Texted, although awkward, would be the PP.

by Anonymousreply 16February 1, 2011 3:00 AM

Pronounce it the same way you pronounce conversated.

by Anonymousreply 17February 1, 2011 5:55 AM

Similar to how you pronounce "asked".



by Anonymousreply 18February 1, 2011 6:00 AM

I say "I sent you a text message."

by Anonymousreply 19February 1, 2011 6:00 AM

I panounce it tex.

by Anonymousreply 20February 1, 2011 9:48 AM

[quote]Similar to how you pronounce "asked".

Why? Ask ends in an "sk" sound. It flows easily into "ed" as on syllable. It's not comparable to "text" at all.

Text, like many of the examples above, ends in a "t", a hard consonant, like baited, fitted, lifted, etc. That hard "t" makes the flow of syllables stop, so another syllable must be added.

"Text'd" is incorrect. It sounds exactly like "text", so it doesn't clearly indicate past tense and sounds incorrect to the ear. It follows no rules of grammar or precedents of pronunciation to arbitrarily decide that this verb is going to have a non-uniform pronunciation that doesn't clearly indicate the tense.

Stop trying to make "text'd" happen, Mary.

by Anonymousreply 21February 1, 2011 11:46 AM

Well, R21, those in the know pronounce "asked" as "ax'd".

by Anonymousreply 22February 1, 2011 12:01 PM

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by Anonymousreply 23February 1, 2011 12:04 PM

I'm with r19.

Either option for the past tense form of 'text' sounds awkward. So I go with "I sent Joe a text" over "I text'd Joe" or "I texted Joe".

by Anonymousreply 24February 1, 2011 12:10 PM

May I say that the premise is flawed. "Texted" sounds perfectly fine.

by Anonymousreply 25February 1, 2011 7:19 PM

Isn't this usually the point in every DL thread where somebody throws the word "meme" around?

by Anonymousreply 26February 1, 2011 7:37 PM

OP, if you're not 12, you're pathetic.

And if you are 12, why the fuck are you on DL?

by Anonymousreply 27February 1, 2011 7:46 PM

If you are 12, sit next to me!

by Anonymousreply 28February 1, 2011 7:50 PM

and how would you say fax? it's faxed. fax-ed would be ridiculous. if you say fax and then faxed, there is a sublte difference. jsut like text and texted. you don't say you fax-ed something, you fax't it. that's how it sounds. it sounds stupid to say someone texted you. whether it ends it t or not, pronunciation has to do with more than just the way a word is spelled. other rules apply in this situation. you are in fax saying the "ed" in texted, just like you say the "ed" in faxed.

by Anonymousreply 29November 29, 2011 8:17 PM

OP=Mincing Prisspot

by Anonymousreply 30November 29, 2011 9:19 PM

according to howjsay.com, it is pronounced with two syllables. text-ed. it even says it for you so you can hear it.

by Anonymousreply 31June 11, 2012 1:05 AM

How do you pronounce "cat"?

by Anonymousreply 32June 11, 2012 1:14 AM

What is going on with Ciaran? What happened to our sweet twink?

by Anonymousreply 33June 11, 2012 1:27 AM

"Tex-Ted" is correct.

by Anonymousreply 34June 11, 2012 1:29 AM

R33, he's getting older, which tends to breed cynicism. And he's right about "conversated".

by Anonymousreply 35June 11, 2012 2:09 AM

It be "texteded," 'course.

by Anonymousreply 36June 11, 2012 2:38 AM

I had the misfortune to have to work with Johannes Somary years ago. A total jerk. What some seem to have found "charming" was merely smarmy. And all this talk of his being some sort of genius was promoted merely by people who wanted to profit by their connection with someone who was supposed to be one. He was a mediocre musician with a very shrewd self-promoting agenda and overflowing pocketbook.

Students at Horace Mann (where I did not work) told me that it was well known that his wife Anne had a lesbian lover who was living with them at the time. One of the letters in the NYTimes says that it was notorious on the campus that the Somarys were into threesomes.

I feel very sorry for the children. Who knows what they've been through. Stephen was highly attractive when young.

by Anonymousreply 37June 11, 2012 2:42 AM

Technology has suddenly made what was once exclusively a noun into a verb. Since it has never been a verb before, there is no established past tense. But educated people say text-ed when they do employ it as a verb.

by Anonymousreply 38June 11, 2012 2:44 AM

As the OP states, everyone on TV says text-ed or text-ted.

It's bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 39June 11, 2012 2:47 AM

what a tongue twister saying text-ed

or text-ted

I think it should be texted just like walked

by Anonymousreply 40June 11, 2012 2:49 AM

It's "tex'-tid"

by Anonymousreply 41June 11, 2012 3:10 AM

Sorry. R37 was aimed at another thread.

by Anonymousreply 42June 11, 2012 9:43 AM

Text and text'd sound exactly the same.

by Anonymousreply 43June 11, 2012 11:44 AM

The OP's question was whether or not to accentuate the second "t."

The answer is "no." So it is not "text-id" (or "text-ed") in pronunciation.

It is "text'd," with the apostrophe standing in for the non-keyboard-available schwa.

by Anonymousreply 44June 11, 2012 12:00 PM

In New Jersey, Forked River is prononced For-KED.

by Anonymousreply 45June 11, 2012 6:32 PM

WHEN one stream runs into another here in this town where the Pine Barrens meets Barnegat Bay, the juncture is called a fork. When one person comes into the area and pronounces the name of the town 'Forkt River,' that person is called a Benny, or an out-of-towner.

'It's FORK-ed River,' Jennifer Sawicki, 25, who was born in the town, said with a laugh. 'Nobody in town says Forkt. That would be silly. If anybody walked into town and called it that you'd know right away they were either from North Jersey or New York. A real Benny, a tourist, you know.'

by Anonymousreply 46June 11, 2012 9:48 PM

Do you say(indexed)index-ted? no u do not.......so the word is texted ie pronounced "text'd"

by Anonymousreply 47October 30, 2012 3:47 PM

"Index" and "fax" end in an s sound. Text does not. They're not comparable.

by Anonymousreply 48October 30, 2012 3:58 PM

I say tex ted ed

by Anonymousreply 49October 30, 2012 4:14 PM

[quote]Do you say(indexed)index-ted? no u do not.......so the word is texted ie pronounced "text'd"

False logic. "Index" does not end in a T or the sound of a T, so it does not serve as a pronunciation model.

by Anonymousreply 50October 30, 2012 4:32 PM

I avoid the whole problem with a different choice of words and not using text as a verb. Instead of saying, "he texted me last night" I say "he sent me a text last night"

by Anonymousreply 51October 30, 2012 4:39 PM

I still say it is a one syllable word....not tex-tid or any other rubbish....simply texted is pronounced as "text'd" just like played is not 2 syllables as in "pla-yed" but rather "play'd".....Ya got dat?

by Anonymousreply 52January 11, 2013 5:14 PM

Men, this sounds difficult. OP, why don't you just call it 'raaaaaanch'?

by Anonymousreply 53January 11, 2013 5:37 PM

I think it is pernounced text'd because when you say text-ed you pretty much say the ed twice. Its hard to explain but when you pernounce texted by saying text'd you can bearly hear the ed but its there. And LIFT is a horrible example to use...

by Anonymousreply 54March 20, 2013 4:04 AM

A good example would be index. You dont pernounce it indexted

by Anonymousreply 55March 20, 2013 4:06 AM

it's gonna go the way of 'axed' for 'asked', already hearing 'texxed'

by Anonymousreply 56March 20, 2013 4:10 AM

-tention to the world around me, things like the atrophy of human dialogue

by Anonymousreply 57March 20, 2013 4:14 AM

the differnce between "asked", "walked" and "Text'd" is you can hear the D in asked and walked, which tells the listener that you are talking about something that happened . You cannot hear the d in text'd. It sounds indistinguishable from text.

If I hear you say "I text Mary" or "I text'd Mary", the two sentences sound identical, and there is no indication whether you are talking about something you did or something you are currently doing.

Imagine if I were telling you a story and did not audibly distinguish between past and present forms of a verb: "Yesterday Mary and I walk to the store and everyone ask us where we get our hair did"

I would sound like the worst kind of trash.

if you cannot clearly indicate tense when you speak, you are effectively telling people that you are either A) a non native English speaker, B) a child under the age of 9 or C) Hill-folk

by Anonymousreply 58March 20, 2013 4:27 AM

Maybe the hillbillies who think "text" should follow the same rule as "fax" and "index" pronounce "text" as though it were spelled "tex"?

by Anonymousreply 59March 20, 2013 4:36 AM

I pronounce it:


by Anonymousreply 60March 20, 2013 4:40 AM

[quote]I think it is pernounced

Four your own sake, I hope you're just trolling.

by Anonymousreply 61March 20, 2013 4:40 AM

restED = rested waitED= waited fartED =farted wantED=wanted TextED=texted

by Anonymousreply 62March 20, 2013 4:49 AM

[R62] is Rita Moreno and Morgan Freeman from "The Electric Company"! In silhouette!

by Anonymousreply 63March 20, 2013 5:30 AM

How Do You Pronounce "Texted"?

I do believe that it all depends on where you are from.

by Anonymousreply 64March 20, 2013 5:32 AM

I pronounce it "sent a text."

by Anonymousreply 65March 20, 2013 5:33 AM


by Anonymousreply 66March 20, 2013 8:24 AM

I say "sent a text."

by Anonymousreply 67March 20, 2013 9:57 AM

What if we suddenly turned "desk" into a verb. desk = slam a desk into something or someone. How would you pronounce the past tense, "desked."

by Anonymousreply 68November 23, 2013 1:34 AM

I pronounce it "SMS'd"

by Anonymousreply 69November 23, 2013 1:46 AM

R68, are you for real? This has already been covered. It doesn't matter if it's been a verb from the beginning of time or if it's something we made up: if it ends in a 't', the '-ed' in the past tense creates another syllable. 'Desked' doesn't have a 't' before the '-ed' so it doesn't create another syllable.

I can't believe, after so many people gave so many examples, that there are still so many god damn morons on here who can't fucking grasp the concept.

by Anonymousreply 70November 23, 2013 2:56 AM

It only sounds dumb OP because you're not used to hearing it.

by Anonymousreply 71November 23, 2013 3:02 AM


by Anonymousreply 72November 23, 2013 3:37 AM

Text-Ed sound retarded. I text'd is better.

by Anonymousreply 73November 23, 2013 4:11 AM

If you were "texting" five minutes ago, then you "text-TED."

Wtf is wrong with some of you?

by Anonymousreply 74November 23, 2013 5:06 PM

R21 is correct.

by Anonymousreply 75November 23, 2013 5:12 PM

It's "I done texted him."

by Anonymousreply 76November 23, 2013 5:18 PM

It's the same as tested, only with an x instead of an s.

by Anonymousreply 77November 23, 2013 5:19 PM

As long as we all agreed that actors are never "casted".

by Anonymousreply 78November 23, 2013 5:22 PM
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