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There is a comprehensive answer to this question on the English Language & Usage sister site. Basically, the answer boils down to the fact that the adjective "crooked" is not derived from a verb, and so it doesn't follow the typical -ed pronunciation rules for past participles. On the other hand, "to crook" is a verb and has a past participle "crooked," ...


It is a nasally released stop, marked in IPA with a small subscript 'n' (unicode U+207F). I doubt that any dialect has a glottal stop in that context.


When two consonants make a distinct sound it is called a consonant digraph, but I don't think that's what you have here. There is a transition between the d and n in 'didn't', and that transition sound varies depending on dialect. The two letters are not forming a diagraph. "Didn't" is, of course, a contraction of "did not". The "n't" part of this, or any ...

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