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Re: CHAT: Contractions (was Re: Re: Austin, Utopia,

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, September 24, 1999, 19:28
> Nik Taylor scripsit: > > > I think people like to avoid all those apostrophes, as in > > {won't}, not {wo'n't} or {shan't} not {sha'n't}
I dunno... I kinda see some of them as irregularities (like <won't> and, phonologically, /dount/), and so trying to apply some sort of orthographical regularity on them all like that seems a bit artificial. Personally, if I were creating the orthography, I'd take these into account. ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." Denn wo Begriffe fehlen, Da stellt ein Wort zur rechten Zeit sich ein. -- Mephistopheles, in Goethe's _Faust_ ========================================================