I’d like to know what effect an apostrophe has which is before a word and doesn’t work as an omitter. (Not like C’mon or ‘Course, but like ‘bye, ‘bye.)
I have three questions as follows, but any comments about this type of apostrophe are very welcome. My primary goal is to get its usage for future reading.
1. What effect does the apostrophized bye have in the following scene?
”Will you come and visit me in my bathroom again sometime?” Moaning Myrtle asked mournfully as Harry picked up the Invisibility Cloak.
”Er … I’ll try,” Harry said, though privately thinking the only way he’d be visiting Myrtle’s bathroom again was if every other toilet in the castle got blocked. “See you, Myrtle … thanks for your help.”
” ‘Bye, ‘bye, “ she said gloomily, and as Harry put on the Invisibility Cloak he saw her zoom back up the tap. (Harry Potter 4 [US Version]: p.466)[Bold font is mine]
N.B.: Moaning Myrtle, a ghost, loves Harry, but one-sided. She wants him to come to the bathroom where she lives whenever he can. She sees Harry for the first time in a long time.
2. How would you pronounce it?
3. Are there any other examples for this type of apostrophe?