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aren'chu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The [ɑːnˈtjuː] of aren't you is pronounced [ɑːnˈtʃuː] by some speakers; the (always prevocalic) combination [tj] often becomes [tʃ].

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

aren’chu

  1. Eye dialect spelling of aren’t you.
    • 1956: John G. Burnett, Company Man, page 132 (Harper)
      “You’re reg’lar gen’man ‛bout it, aren’chu?”
    • 1994: Abraham Rodriguez, Spidertown, page 259 (Penguin Books)
      Aren’chu gonna kiss me good night?”