I have a question about the 'alphabet contractions'. Section 4.2 of the Instruction Manual says “Use these contractions to represent the words for which they stand, regardless of the part of speech involved.”
But when, in dialect, ‘go’ is substituted for ‘going’ and ‘you’ really means ‘your’ ought these contractions to be used?
Or is it the same type of situation that 12.5b(3) speaks about when it says “When in dialect you're is written your, do not use the short-form word because it does not retain its original meaning.”
Thanks so much,