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#1 2006-05-12 10:10:17

Rick Aster
Registered: 2006-05-11
Posts: 16

Respellings of -n't

A kind of phonetic respelling of words containing -n’t changes “doesn’t” to “dozen” (or “dozens”) and “wouldn’t” to “wooden”. This seems to be done on purpose in the cases I’ve seen. When “didn’t” turns into “din it” or “dinit”, that might be a little more complicated.
I am guessing “en” might be more familiar in my area than in other places because of the German influence here. It seems “en” is the most common syllable in German.

Last edited by Rick Aster (2008-05-24 12:05:45)



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