Indigo Som 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".
>Anne G

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