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T'

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English that, from Old English þæt ("the, that", neuter definite article and relative pronoun).

Article

t'

  1. (Northern England) Nonstandard spelling of the. (Most characteristic of Yorkshire, but also found in areas of Lancashire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire)

Usage notes

  • Before a vowel, t' is usually written and pronounced as if appended to the following word.
    • In He can't make up his mind if he wants one or t'other (= He can't make up his mind if he wants one or the other) t'other is pronounced as if spelled tother. Sometimes it is pronounced as a glottal stop.
  • Before a consonant, t' is pronounced as a glottal stop following the preceding word.
    • In I'm going down t' road to see me mam ( = I'm going down the road to see my mother), down t' is pronounced as down followed by a glottal stop.
  • t' is sometimes not pronounced at all, having no glottal stop.
  • Speakers to whom the usage is not native sometimes pronounce it [t], either deliberately in mockery or unconsciously in ignorance.

Etymology 2

Contraction of to..

Preposition

t'

  1. Nonstandard spelling of to.

Catalan

Pronoun

t'

  1. Contraction of et.

Declension


French

Pronunciation

Pronoun

t'

  1. elided form of te
    Je t'ai vu - I saw you.
  2. (slang) elided form of tu
    T'as vu mon frère ? - Have you seen my brother?
Related terms

Further reading


Haitian Creole

Adverb

t'

  1. Contraction of te.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t] (before a word starting with a, o, u, fha, fho, or fhu)
  • IPA(key): [t?] (before a word starting with e, i, fhe, or fhi)

Determiner

t'

  1. (Cois Fharraige) Alternative form of d' ("your (singular)")

Italian

Pronoun

t'

  1. Apocopic form of ti
    T'odio. - I hate you.

Usage notes

Commonly elides before a vowel, especially i and e.

See also


Manx

Verb

t'

  1. Apocopic form of ta

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