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    'איני\אינני וכו

    Is there a register difference between איני\אינני, אינו\איננו\ אינה\איננה?

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    Re: 'איני\אינני וכו

    I don't think there is a great difference in register. Maybe the shorter "version" is a little bit higher.

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    Re: 'איני\אינני וכו

    It does seem איני has a slightly more assertive edge than אינני which is more "calm". Can native speakers corroborate?

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    Re: 'איני\אינני וכו

    We can start with the fact that none of which is actually used in spoken Hebrew. Personally when I write any of them it's always the shorter versions.

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    Re: 'איני\אינני וכו

    Well, they aren't used in everyday conversations, but you do hear them on TV and on the radio (mostly interviews, and by anchormen or politicians.) As for the register, I too would say "איני" is slightly (if any) higher. Don't know why.

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