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    Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    I've met a new word in a sentence, 'Gorra maintain strength, you'. What is it?

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    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    That's an odd sentence. I assume "gonna" (for "going to") was meant, but I don't know what the "you" at the end is supposed to be.

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    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

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    I've never heard of "gorra". Where did you find it?

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    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    It's slang for 'got to'.

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    #5

    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's slang for 'got to'.
    I think it's particularly associated with the Liverpool accent.

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    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    In a book on stylistics. It was an example of a graphon

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    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    Thanks a lot

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    #8

    Re: Gonna, Lemme, Gorra

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's slang for 'got to'.
    ...and I assume the disembodied 'you' at the end is the the 'confirmatory' 'Haven't you?', traditionally transcribed as "'ncher?"

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