Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Registrations are temporarily closed as we're receiving a steady stream of registration spam.

Anyone who wishes to register, please email me at chris dot waigl at gmail dot com with the desired username and a valid email address, and I will register you manually.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2011-03-08

#1 2006-05-12 14:10:17

Rick Aster
Member
Registered: 2006-05-12
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 16:05:45)

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts