I was listening to a song (‘Found And Lost’ by Survive Said The Prophet) and the first lyric is: 「かかってこいよ」と叫んだってそう思っていない時もあってしまうんでしょ I can understand the meaning of the sentence, however I’m a little confused over the meaning of 「叫んだって」as I’m not sure if って has a conditional usage with verbs. I know that だって can be used with nouns as a colloquial version of でも, for example 「誰だって」, but i’m not sure if the same is applicable for verbs.


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This だ is part of the past form of 叫ぶ. And this って is a conjunctive meaning "even if". 叫んだって is an informal/colloquial (and slightly more emphatic) version of 叫んでも.

Note that this だ is completely different from だ as a copula, and this って is completely different from って as a topic marker or って as a quotative particle.

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