Texted as in "text'd", or "texted" as in "text-id"? I keep hearing "text-id" in the media. Sounds dumb.
How Do You Pronounce "Texted"?\ \
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/23/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 1||01/31/2011|
What about "lifted," "baited" or "fitted?" I think if the word ends in a t, the "ed" adds a syllable
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/31/2011|
I just say text. Texted if I was speaking "properly".
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/31/2011|
Why is this a challenge? Just like "lifted." End of story.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/31/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||01/31/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 7||01/31/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||01/31/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 10||01/31/2011|
Its Text-Ted. Thread. Closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/31/2011|
same way you pronounce Beloved.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/31/2011|
Which is what, R12? You can say "beloved" either wway.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/31/2011|
Another vote for "text'd." Not "ed."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/31/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/31/2011|
To text is a coined verb. Texted, although awkward, would be the PP.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/31/2011|
Pronounce it the same way you pronounce conversated.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/01/2011|
Similar to how you pronounce "asked".
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/01/2011|
I panounce it tex.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/01/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||02/01/2011|
Well, R21, those in the know pronounce "asked" as "ax'd".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/01/2011|
Let's ask real expert
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/01/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||02/01/2011|
May I say that the premise is flawed. "Texted" sounds perfectly fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/01/2011|
Isn't this usually the point in every DL thread where somebody throws the word "meme" around?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/01/2011|
OP, if you're not 12, you're pathetic.
And if you are 12, why the fuck are you on DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/01/2011|
If you are 12, sit next to me!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/01/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/29/2011|
according to howjsay.com, it is pronounced with two syllables. text-ed. it even says it for you so you can hear it.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/10/2012|
How do you pronounce "cat"?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/10/2012|
What is going on with Ciaran? What happened to our sweet twink?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/10/2012|
"Tex-Ted" is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/10/2012|
R33, he's getting older, which tends to breed cynicism. And he's right about "conversated".
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/10/2012|
It be "texteded," 'course.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||06/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||06/10/2012|
As the OP states, everyone on TV says text-ed or text-ted.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/10/2012|
what a tongue twister saying text-ed
I think it should be texted just like walked
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/10/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/10/2012|
Sorry. R37 was aimed at another thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/11/2012|
Text and text'd sound exactly the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/11/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||06/11/2012|
In New Jersey, Forked River is prononced For-KED.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/11/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||06/11/2012|
Do you say(indexed)index-ted? no u do not.......so the word is texted ie pronounced "text'd"
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/30/2012|
"Index" and "fax" end in an s sound. Text does not. They're not comparable.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/30/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 50||10/30/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||10/30/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||01/11/2013|
Men, this sounds difficult. OP, why don't you just call it 'raaaaaanch'?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||03/20/2013|
A good example would be index. You dont pernounce it indexted
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/20/2013|
it's gonna go the way of 'axed' for 'asked', already hearing 'texxed'
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/20/2013|
-tention to the world around me, things like the atrophy of human dialogue
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/20/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||03/20/2013|
Maybe the hillbillies who think "text" should follow the same rule as "fax" and "index" pronounce "text" as though it were spelled "tex"?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/20/2013|
I pronounce it:
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/20/2013|
[quote]I think it is pernounced
Four your own sake, I hope you're just trolling.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/20/2013|
restED = rested waitED= waited fartED =farted wantED=wanted TextED=texted
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/20/2013|
[R62] is Rita Moreno and Morgan Freeman from "The Electric Company"! In silhouette!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/20/2013|
How Do You Pronounce "Texted"?
I do believe that it all depends on where you are from.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/20/2013|
I pronounce it "sent a text."
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/20/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/20/2013|
I say "sent a text."
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/20/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||11/22/2013|
I pronounce it "SMS'd"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||11/22/2013|
It only sounds dumb OP because you're not used to hearing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/22/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/22/2013|
Text-Ed sound retarded. I text'd is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/23/2013|
If you were "texting" five minutes ago, then you "text-TED."
Wtf is wrong with some of you?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/23/2013|
R21 is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/23/2013|
It's "I done texted him."
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/23/2013|
It's the same as tested, only with an x instead of an s.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/23/2013|
As long as we all agreed that actors are never "casted".
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/23/2013|