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Definition of word amn't
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December 16, 2009 3: 25 AM amn't is an old form of english.
But who am I to talk, amn't I on the same road now myself?
We find both am I not and amn't I - the latter usage still the colloquial norm today in Irish English and some Scots.
Each of my three children used the contraction "amn't".
Fowler prescribed "a'n't" and not "amn't", for the reason of euphony you gave.
I was years out of university before I discovered that most non-Irish people don't say "amn't", and years more before I found any Irish people who don't.
It should be noted that it is not used in the form 'I amn't cold.'
Rather, it is used properly in 'I am drawing well amn't I?
I wouldn't consider amn't any more colloquial than other -n't contractions.
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