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Hi,
it seems "got" is already an idiom used instead of "have", but not "has".
I mean, I thought that when I heard "I got to go to school" or "Yes, I have two pets, I got a cat and a parrot", many times it was actually "I've got" but the "ve" was extremelly reduced. Now I think most people actually just say "got", because I'm hearing it used this way, like a normal verb:

Hi Johnny, welcome to the EnglishForward show on 102.4. What do you got?
Hi Tom, well, I think Bush made a mistake because.... blah blah.


I noticed on a radio show, because the host says it all the time.
Just need some opinions, thanks Emotion: smile
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KooyeenHi,
it seems "got" is already an idiom used instead of "have", but not "has".
I mean, I thought that when I heard "I got to go to school" or "Yes, I have two pets, I got a cat and a parrot", many times it was actually "I've got" but the "ve" was extremelly reduced. Now I think most people actually just say "got", because I'm hearing it used this way, like a normal verb:

Hi Johnny, welcome to the EnglishForward show on 102.4. What do you got?
Hi Tom, well, I think Bush made a mistake because.... blah blah.


I noticed on a radio show, because the host says it all the time.
Just need some opinions, thanks Emotion: smile

Extremely informal, and not in the least correct. Emotion: wink
Oh, well, I was not thinking it was a very formal expression, LOL
Thanks Emotion: smile
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Are you sure it wasn't

Whad a you got? for What 'a(ve) you got?

The intervocalic T is going to be a D anyway.
I think these sounds are sometimes mistranscribed as What do you got?
Do you have an example where the what and do are pronounced distinctly?

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CJ
hmm, no, I think it was really "what do you got?". I have some audio clips, if I have time (I think I won't), I'll post a link.
Thanks Emotion: smile
if I have time (I think I won't), I'll post a link.
Hee, hee. That's OK!

CJ
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Hi,

Another thing you'll sometimes hear is eg I gots to go to school instead of I have to go to school. Definitely substandard.

Have you ever seen the original 'Dirty Harry' movie with Clint Eastwood? Clint bluffs a criminal by pretending that he still has a bullet in his gun. Later, if I remember correctly, the criminal asks if there was really one bullet left, because "I gots to know".

Clive
CalifJimAre you sure it wasn'tWhad a you got? for What 'a(ve) you got?The intervocalic T is going to be a D anyway.I think these sounds are sometimes mistranscribed as What do you got?Do you have an example where the what and do are pronounced distinctly??CJ

NCIS, season 6, episode 16, Tony said to Abby, "What, do, you, got?"
AnonymousTony said to Abby, "What, do, you, got?"
Ah, well. Then it certainly exists, doesn't it? Emotion: smile

CJ
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