Slang contractions should be spelled as they are spoken, as long as readability is not compromised.

  • I’ma
I’ma whoop you!
  • y’all
How y’all doing?
  • ya
I hear ya.
  • ‘em
I got ‘em right here.
  • lemme
Lemme at him.
  • gimme
Just gimme a sec.
  • what up
What up, homie?
  • wassup
Wassup, bro?
  • talkin’, thinkin’, walkin’ etc.
I’m talkin’ about a revolution, baby.
  • gonna, wanna, kinda
I wanna ride with you.

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Updated on June 27, 2022

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