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    Could someone please tell me when contractions of words were first invented and used?

    Thank you,
    Mike Stewart

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    Talking Re: Contractions

    Interesting question!
    I want to know too

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    I'd say too long ago to ever find out accurately. All speech is subject to phonetic reduction and it's not simply the standard ones that you're taught in school.

    they wanna/you hafta/she wansta/he's gonna/...

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