EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əm/, /m̩/ or, next to a vowel, sometimes /m/

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of am.

VerbEdit

’m (clitic)

  1. Am, used especially in I'm.
    • 2008, Elizabeth George, Playing for the Ashes, Bantam (→ISBN), page 158:
      “So how'm I not good?”
  2. (dialect) Various forms of be.
    • 1874, Frances Mary Peard, Thorpe Regis
      You'm no better than a baby when they've clacketed at ye for an hour or two without a word of sense from beginnin' to end.
    • 1962, John Le Carre, A Murder of Quality:
      "He'm a bad one. Ooh, he'm a bad one, Mister," and she laughed softly. "I seed 'im flying, riding on the wind," she laughed again, "and the moon be'ind 'im, lightin' up the way. They'm close as sisters, moon and Devil."
    • 2016, Alan Moore, Jerusalem, Liveright 2016, page 180:
      “Ah, it's a wonder we’m got two sticks to us name, with all that plunder what youm 'ad already.”

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of madam/ma'am.

NounEdit

’m

  1. Represents the word madam or ma'am when used as a formal address of a female; as in yes'm and no'm.

CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

'm

  1. Contraction of me.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • 'm is the reduced (reduïda) form of the pronoun. It is used after verbs ending with vowel.
    Truca'm.Call me.

CornishEdit

DeterminerEdit

'm

  1. my

PronounEdit

'm

  1. me

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əm/
  • (file)

PronounEdit

'm

  1. Contracted form of hem
    Hij heeft 'm neergeschoten.
    He shot him.

DeclensionEdit



WelshEdit

DeterminerEdit

’m

  1. (literary) Alternative form of fy (my), used after vowels

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike fy, does not cause mutation.
    • fy nhad — i’m tad