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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 7811/23/2013

"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 101/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 201/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 301/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 401/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 501/31/2011

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 601/31/2011

"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 701/31/2011

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 801/31/2011

I pronounce it Favredammerung, or rather Farvdammerung

by Anonymousreply 901/31/2011

[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 1001/31/2011

Its Text-Ted. Thread. Closed.

by Anonymousreply 1101/31/2011

same way you pronounce Beloved.

by Anonymousreply 1201/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 1301/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 1401/31/2011


by Anonymousreply 1501/31/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 1601/31/2011

Pronounce it the same way you pronounce conversated.

by Anonymousreply 1701/31/2011

Similar to how you pronounce "asked".



by Anonymousreply 1801/31/2011

I say "I sent you a text message."

by Anonymousreply 1901/31/2011

I panounce it tex.

by Anonymousreply 2002/01/2011

[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 2102/01/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 2202/01/2011

Let's ask real expert

by Anonymousreply 2302/01/2011

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 2402/01/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 2502/01/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 2602/01/2011

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

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

by Anonymousreply 2702/01/2011

If you are 12, sit next to me!

by Anonymousreply 2802/01/2011

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 2911/29/2011

OP=Mincing Prisspot

by Anonymousreply 3011/29/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 3106/10/2012

How do you pronounce "cat"?

by Anonymousreply 3206/10/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 3306/10/2012

"Tex-Ted" is correct.

by Anonymousreply 3406/10/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 3506/10/2012

It be "texteded," 'course.

by Anonymousreply 3606/10/2012

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 3706/10/2012

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 3806/10/2012

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

It's bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 3906/10/2012

what a tongue twister saying text-ed

or text-ted

I think it should be texted just like walked

by Anonymousreply 4006/10/2012

It's "tex'-tid"

by Anonymousreply 4106/10/2012

Sorry. R37 was aimed at another thread.

by Anonymousreply 4206/11/2012

Text and text'd sound exactly the same.

by Anonymousreply 4306/11/2012

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 4406/11/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 4506/11/2012

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 4606/11/2012

Do you say(indexed)index-ted? no u do the word is texted ie pronounced "text'd"

by Anonymousreply 4710/30/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 4810/30/2012

I say tex ted ed

by Anonymousreply 4910/30/2012

[quote]Do you say(indexed)index-ted? no u do 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 5010/30/2012

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 5110/30/2012

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 5201/11/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5301/11/2013

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 5403/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5503/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5603/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5703/19/2013

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 5803/19/2013

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 5903/19/2013

I pronounce it:


by Anonymousreply 6003/19/2013

[quote]I think it is pernounced

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

by Anonymousreply 6103/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 6203/19/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 6303/19/2013

How Do You Pronounce "Texted"?

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

by Anonymousreply 6403/19/2013

I pronounce it "sent a text."

by Anonymousreply 6503/19/2013


by Anonymousreply 6603/20/2013

I say "sent a text."

by Anonymousreply 6703/20/2013

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 6811/22/2013

I pronounce it "SMS'd"

by Anonymousreply 6911/22/2013

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 7011/22/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 7111/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 7211/22/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 7311/22/2013

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

Wtf is wrong with some of you?

by Anonymousreply 7411/23/2013

R21 is correct.

by Anonymousreply 7511/23/2013

It's "I done texted him."

by Anonymousreply 7611/23/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 7711/23/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 7811/23/2013
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