" ain't" examples

John   Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 00:10 GMT
There ain't a contraction for ''am not''.
Jim   Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 06:23 GMT
Why dost thou, Olde Englisc Speaker, not write "proper Englisc"?

"'Tis no such word as 'ain't'." means "It is no such word as 'ain't'."

Thy sentence makes no sense.

"Ain't" and "amn't" ain't so bad.


"Why isn't the contraction of am+not 'amn't?'

"In fact, in a wide swath of English dialects, it is. This word is common in Scotland and Ireland: 'I amn't sure what he said' and 'I am going, amn't I' are common in those variants of English."

Konrad Valentin   Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 08:33 GMT
Is this a surrealist English language website?