I know there are a lot of commonly accepted contractions (verb + not): aren't, haven't, isn't, don't, won't, shan't etc.

But do the contractions for art not, hast not, dost not, wilt not, shalt not etc exist?

  • 1
    "thou art" -> "thou'rt" Your title does not specify using "not", but your body does. – GEdgar Oct 29 '19 at 9:53

There are for hast not and dost not, hastn't and dostn't At least if you google these, you will get mentions in some books

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.