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    I's = I was


    da ich letztens auf diese Kontraktion gestossen bin, würde ich gerne wissen, ob das eine geläufige Form ist oder eher veraltet, dialektal etc. Auf Formen wie "I'm" oder "You're" stößt man ja häufiger, auf "I's" eher nicht.

    Danke im Voraus
    AuthorGo way from my window (543391) 25 Feb 11, 10:41
    Are you sure it's a contraction of 'I was?'

    Cp. Ali G: Is it because I is black?
    #1AuthorHecuba - UK (250280) 25 Feb 11, 10:48
    It's supposed to be cod Jamaican accent: I iz - I's/I'z for I am
    Dreadful! Spread by the likes of Ali G and the even more dreadful lolcats.
    #2Authorlaalaa (238508) 25 Feb 11, 10:52
    Es sollte schon für "I was" stehen, siehe Beispiele:

    "The country I come from
    Is called the Midwest
    I’s taught and brought up there
    The laws to abide" (Dylan: With God on our Side)

    "And the names of the heroes
    l’s made to memorize" (Dylan: With God on our Side)

    "And later on as the crowd thinned out
    I’s just about to do the same
    She was standing there in back of my chair
    Said to me, “Don’t I know your name?”" (Dylan: Tangled Up in Blue)
    #3AuthorGo way from my window (543391) 25 Feb 11, 10:57
    Thanks for the examples. Looks to me like it is shortened so that it fits the meter of the song. When I speak quickly, sometimes my "I was" comes out as "I's". But I wouldn't write that. Song lyrics are different, of course.
    #4AuthorStrawberry (357492) 25 Feb 11, 11:00
    Is it eine geläufige Form? No, I don't think so.
    #5AuthorSD3 (451227) 25 Feb 11, 12:23
    Unterstütze Strawberry. "was".

    Regional ist es schon geläufig, da "geläufig" relativ ist. Man kann "I's" nicht mit "I'm" und "You're" vergleichen, da die beiden völlig normale englische Begriffe sind.

    Also ... "I's" nicht verwenden, es sei denn du bist in so einer Gegend! Verstehen muss man es aber können.
    #6Authorsalve25 Feb 11, 12:58
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