indigo at WELL.COM
Tue Sep 9 07:10:21 UTC 2003
Sherman Alexie (poet, novelist, filmmaker) uses "enit" extensively.
For him it's a Native American (or American Indian, take your pick)
>> An affectation in any movie David Mamet directs is that he has his
>> characters say "in it" for "isn't it" and "done it" for "doesn't it." He
>> does this regardless of a character's class or ethnicity of background.
>> Outside of a Mamet movie I have never heard any group use this, which is
>> why it leaps out at me in the films. Is this a usage peculiar to any
> > particular dialect?
>I've heard "innit", but not "donit".
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