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請問「I 'spect ...」是什麼意思?

「That be the cricket. Keep you up at night, I 'spect, if you're not used to hearin' critters.」

請問這邊這個「I 'spect」是有由哪個字縮寫來的嗎?

是什麼意思啊?

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    That be the cricket. Keep you up at night, I 'spect, if you're not used to hearin' critters.

    I 'spect

    是I expect 與 I suspect的合併模糊語意縮寫.

    在本句的I 'spect是插入的口頭禪, 與I guess, I suppose, I think, I believe, I expect, I suspect等插入語類似用法.

    請參閱: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/I+guess

    Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.

    參考資料: TheFreeDictionary
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