Tin a yawn. Sarn.

The enigmatic title of this post is UK East Midlands dialect and is pronounced [tɪn ə jɔ:n | sɑ:n] and it means, of course, It isn’t yours, it’s ours. The forms of the possessive pronoun ending in -n, that is yourn, hisn, hern, ourn, theirn, are, according to the OED, found in Lancashire, the Midlands and the South of England and also in New England, the Southern and South Midland states in the USA. Some places hedge their bets with the form for ours. Leicestershire and Worcestershire and North Carolina have (or had) ourns, and Staffordshire oursn. Apparently, the forms are by analogy with mine and thine. I don’t remember hearing hisn in Derby when I was young, but the rest of the -n forms were pretty common

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