What happens when a person starts to utter a contraction and then for some unknown reason decides to utter the two word phrase instead of the contraction?
I have recently noticed a phenomenon that seems to play out in the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax of certain contractions.
If I start to say "don't" and change midway to "do not" what comes out of my mouth sounds an awful lot like "dough not".
Transcribed phonetically below.
don't = /dont/
do not = /du nat/
dough not = /do nat/
The same phenomenon occurs with "won't" and "shan't".
won't = /wont/
will not = /wIl nat/
woe not = /wo nat/
shan't = /ʃænt/
shall not = /ʃɛl nat/
sh(y)eah not = /ʃæ nat/
I have been unable to locate an official name for this linguistic phenomenon so if anyone has further information please submit via comments below.
Also, comments are open for additional data (other contractions that are capable of undergoing this type of metamorphosis). Does this "contraction retraction" occur in other languages as well?
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