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Printing Conventions for -ed Ending
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0248  Tuesday, 8 February 2005

From:           Julia Griffin <
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Date:           Monday, 07 Feb 2005 13:17:06 -0500
Subject:        Printing Conventions for -ed Ending

Does anyone else find very irritating the 3rd Arden eds' policy of
printing the past tense "-ed" in all cases, explaining the pronunciation
each time in a note at the foot of the page?  It means that anyone
reading aloud who is unconfident with metric is likely to falter over
the scansion about half the time.  Why not print "lov'd" if it's so
pronounced, or - even more helpfully - the deeply unfashionable "lov

 

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