Why Does "Will Not" Become "Won't" Instead of "Willn't"?

Avatar do usuário jlmmelo 2035 7 57
Most contractions in English are pretty straightforward: they are, they're; he would, he'd; is not, isn't; we will, we'll. The two words join together, minus a few sounds. Put it together, and shorten it up. What could be easier? But that isn't the case for "will not" which becomes "won't" instead of "willn't." Why does the "will" change to "wo"?

Cont... http://mentalfloss.com/article/55232/wh ... ecome-wont
Avatar do usuário PPAULO 35970 4 32 631
It goes back to the 17th century etimology.



http://english.stackexchange.com/questi ... raction-of


http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=won't


http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/won%27t
Etymology[edit]
Abbreviation of wollnot or woll + not, negations of archaic form of will.
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