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    amn't I

    I understand that AMN'T (which has a long recorded history) is only used in some dialects of Scotland and Ireland, even James Joyce used it in his Ulysses- chapter 15. It was never as popular as another contraction an't (most probably because people disliked putting an M and an N

    Not that I anticipate using it or teaching it, mind you, but...just out of curiosity, how would you pronounce it? Would you insert a schwa between M and N?
    Thanks!

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    Re: amn't I

    Sorry, I didn't finish a sentence:
    ...people disliked putting an M and an N together in the samy syllabe)

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    #3

    Re: amn't I

    same syllable.. (damned haste!!)

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    Re: amn't I

    Quote Originally Posted by wace View Post
    Not that I anticipate using it or teaching it, mind you, but...just out of curiosity, how would you pronounce it? Would you insert a schwa between M and N?
    I would.

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