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    Dialect writing

    Hi there,
    I am studying a piece of dialect writing where the first letter is missed out as a way of showing the dialect. Is this referred to as an elipse?

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    Re: Dialect writing

    No. An ellipsis (plural: ellipses) is a row of three dots used to indicate missing words.

    What you're thinking of is, quite simply, an "omission". It's usually marked with an apostrophe.

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