Lesson 9
Initial-Letter Contractions, More Short-Form Words

9.1 In General [XIV.45]

Like the contraction for into, the contractions about to be studied are all two-cell configurations. Initial-letter contractions are formed by preceding the initial letter or initial contraction of the word by dot 5, dots 4-5, or dots 4-5-6. So, for instance, the letter d standing alone is the word do, but when d is immediately preceded by dot 5 the word becomes daywhich can be used for the whole word day or as part of the word yesterday.

Dot 5Dot 4-5Dot 4-5-6
cannot
day
ever
father
herehad
know
lord
mothermany
name
one
part
question
right
somespirit
time
underupon
workwordworld
young
character
throughthose
wherewhose
ought
therethesetheir