[DWJ] Shant

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Sun Apr 15 15:37:02 EDT 2007


Minnow said...
>
> Amn't turns up occasionally in books, but I'm the only person I know
> sometimes says it.  Does this mean that I am not alone and you do it too?

"Amn't" is the standard contraction of "am not" in most (if not all) 
dialects of Irish English (including Formal Irish English, or whatever you 
want to call our equivalent of RP).

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian.
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