[DWJ] Shant

Elanor Buchanan el.buchanan at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 17 07:19:33 EDT 2007

  I'm an Edinburger, born and bred, and I use amn't a lot when talking.  Much to the hilarity of an English friend at uni who had never heard it  before and could not understand why I didn't just say "I'm not". Maybe  it is a Scottish thing as well as an Irish one?

Colin Fine <colin at kindness.demon.co.uk> wrote:
According to my mother, her father used to say "amn't" - he had no Irish 
connections (his father was brought up in Edinburgh but settled in London).


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