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文法 ダブル短縮 | Double Contractions

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Suffix-Prefix Double Contractions:
suffix-prefix double contractions are formed from two contractions where the suffix of one contraction is the prefix of the other:

she + would + have = she’d + would’ve = she’d’ve

Prefix-Prefix Double Contractions:
prefix-prefix double contractions, are formed from two contractions that share a prefix:

they + will + have = they’ll + they’ve = they’ll’ve

Peculiar Cases:
double contractions where one of the contractions isn’t arrived at formulaically makes the double contraction peculiar:

he will not = he’ll not = he’lln’t
he will not = he won’t = he’on’t

both cases are included for completeness

Other Double Contractions:
colloquial, archaic, slang, and other types of double contractions are included from the “double contraction” wikipedia category

ダブル短縮 | DOUBLE CONTRACTIONS

単語、ダブル短縮、例文

‘e’s
he’s

’tisn’t (archaic)
it is not
As escaped slave John Little reportedly said “’Tisn’t he who has stood and looked on that can tell you what slavery is — ’tis he who has endured.”

’twasn’t
it was not
“’Twasn’t always thus. ”

‘twouldn’t (non standard)
it would not
“’twouldn’t be the first time I was wrong tho.”
Running Dogs. (2017).

bo’s’n (plural bo’s’ns)
boatswain
“Thankee, sir,” continued the bo’s’n’s mate, oblivious to the sarcasm.
Brady, Cyrus Townsend. (1902). Woven With the Ship: A Novel of 1865.

she’d’ve (colloquial)
she would have
“She’d’ve clobbered him, as she did before.”
Joe Biden. (2017).

mustn’t’ve
must not have

 

wouldn’t’ve
would not have
“ If I hadn’t been sitting right next to her, I wouldn’t’ve minded calling her up on my cellphone to talk to her.” Fictionaut: Hip-Hop Lit: New and Noteworthy

ya’ll’ll
ya (you) all will
“I know what I seen’t, and soon ya’ll’ll see.” Michael Gene Sullivan: Experts Insist Recent Sightings of Mythical “Democratic Spine” Just Another Hoax

A List of 52 Double Contractions in English

This list below includes unusual combinations specific to certain areas around the world. It is not really a study list but just a list of possible combinations. If you know of any other double contractions please post a message below so they can be added to the list.

  • ‘e’ll = he’ll = he will
  • ‘e’s
  • ’tisn’t
  • ’twasn’t
  • ‘twon’t
  • ‘twou’d
  • ‘twou’dn’t
  • ‘twouldn’t

C

  • can’t’ve
  • cou’dn’t
  • couldn’t’ve

D

  • d’y’all

H

  • ha’p’orth
  • ha’p’orths
  • hadn’t’ve
  • he’d’ve
  • he’ll’ve
  • he’sn’t

I

  • I’d’ve
  • I’ll’ve
  • I’ven’t
  • it’d’ve
  • it’sn’t

M

  • mightn’t’ve
  • mustn’t’ve

O

  • oughtn’t’ve

S

  • sha’n’t
  • she’d’ve
  • she’ll’ve
  • she’sn’t
  • shou’dn’t
  • shouldn’t’ve

T

  • that’d’ve
  • that’ll’ve
  • they’d’ve
  • they’ll’ve
  • ’tweren’t

W

  • we’d’ve
  • we’ll’ve
  • we’ven’t
  • who’d’ve
  • won’t’ve
  • wou’dn’t
  • wouldn’t’ve

Y

  • y’ain’t
  • y’all’d
  • y’all’ll
  • y’all’re
  • y’all’ve
  • you’d’ve
  • you’ll’ve
  • you’ven’t

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