5 thoughts on “Mayn’t.

  1. Beginning Sonnet 73, surely the Bard could have as profitably writ:

    “That season thou mayn’t fail in me behold”

    As what actually flow’d fromme hith true inspir’d penne, if only he’d had your word at his disposal….. 🙂

  2. I think the Scots sometimes use “mayn’t”, and certainly use “amn’t”, which when you think it’s a contraction of the proper form “I am not” is perfectly sensible!

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