EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of (a)m.

VerbEdit

’m clitic

  1. Am.
  2. (dialect) Various forms of be.
    • 1962, John Le Carre, A Murder of Quality
      She had her back to Smiley, until suddenly she turned to him and spoke, with a soft Dorset drawl, and the childish lilt of a simpleton: #*:"I thought you was the Devil, Mister, but you'm got no wings."
      []
      But you’m carn’t do nothing, Mister.
      []
      "You bide away from little Jane, Mister, however pretty she'm do be."
      []
      "There's some do laugh at Janie," she said, a note of petulance in her voice, "but there's not many seen the Devil fly, Mister. But Janie seed 'im,
      []
      "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."

Usage notesEdit

  • Only appears in I'm.

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of (Mada)m.

SuffixEdit

’m clitic

  1. Represents the word Madam when used as a formal address of a female; as, yes'm, no'm.

CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

'm

  1. Contraction of me.

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

'm

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

DeclensionEdit


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