Lazar wrote:Mega85 wrote:Do you mean "boughten"? I've occasionally heard people say "boughten" for the past participle of "buy". I've never heard "broughten" before.
Both. He was this guy I knew from a language forum – he was from Wisconsin, and had a lot of interesting features in his dialect.Such forms, especially ones other than "boughten", generally primarily show up when a past participle is being used with another particle such as "out" or "up"; for instance, in informal speech I would most likely say "I have caught it" and "I have brought it" (while also sporadically using "I have caughten it" or "I have broughten it") but would normally say "I have caughten up with it" or "I have broughten it in?". I really do not know how widespread this feature is myself, even though it is definitely a natural dialect usage for at least myself (like the use of "by" to mean "at").
Oh. Interesting. I've heard "boughten" used occasionally. Never heard "caughten" or "broughten". But apparently, "boughten" is actually an historical word that's preserved, not an innovation.
I was thinking you were a referring to a guy you've met in real life. Didn't know he was from a forum.