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    What is the term used to define the words like ‘bout or plantin‘?

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    Re: Terms

    I do not know the second term at all, but the first one is

    bout /baʊt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bout] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun 1.a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing. 2.period; session; spell: a bout of illness. 3.a turn at work or any action.

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    Re: Terms

    I think the question is in fact about the way in which writers try to show dialect pronunciation: 'bout for about; plantin' for planting, where an apostrophe has been used to indicate a missing letter. I am not sure if there is a specific term for it.

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