I'm quite surprised there doesn't seem to be a question about this yet. Depending on where you hail from, you've probably heard the word innit, an abbreviation of isn't it or ain't it. You may also have heard it used as a placeholder for any negative tag question, such as isn't he or don't you, much like the French n'est-ce pas.
I get how innit could be understood as something like isn't that so, but I can't quite bring myself to use it that way. So what to do instead? I inflect it:
- Aren't I → areni ['ar(ɛ)naɪ]
- Aren't you → arencha* ['ar(ɛ)nʧə]
- Aren't we → arenwe* ['ar(ɛ)nwɪ]
- Isn't he → innhe* [ɪni]
- Isn't she → innshe [ɪnʃi]
- Aren't they → arenthey* [ar(ɛ)n(ð)ɛɪ]
- Don't I → dunni ['dʌnaɪ]
- Don't you → doncha* ['dəʊnʧə]
- Don't we → donwe ['dəʊ(n)wɪ]
- Doesn't he → dunnhe* ['dʌni]
- Doesn't she → dunnshe ['dʌnʃi]
- Don't they → dunney ['dʌnɛɪ]
Those marked with asterisks are those for which I can find references via Google. I found it interesting that third-person female forms (-she) haven't shown up at all, though I excluded spellings such as dontshe for obvious reasons.
Granted, I don't actually use these all that often, and I'm quite uncertain of how to spell some of them (I keep thinking that the -i ones should end in -igh), so I don't really have a perfect way to search for usage. I don't really know which modals to exclude, either, as pronunciation changes in running speech are commonplace.
So where might I find pronunciation, usage, and spelling information on these words?