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I’d like to confirm my theory that 来い at the end of a sentence can be colloquially contracted to け. I met this sentence in a comics:

置いてけ。

A meaning “Leave it here!” would be very appropriate there. So I suggest that the copula at the end is an imperative こい as mentioned here.

Am I right? Thanks!

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  • I think it would be the abbreviated version of "埋け”(いけ)?
    – user7644
    Jan 27 '19 at 13:55
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    ^ 埋け?? 「置いてけ」→「置いてけ」じゃないの
    – Chocolate
    Jan 27 '19 at 13:58
  • そう思ったんですけどどうも埋けらしいのですが・・・。(チェック中)^^
    – user7644
    Jan 27 '19 at 14:00
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    Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/24119/9831 The 「い」 in subsidiary verbs such as 「いく」 and 「いる」 is often omitted in informal speech. See also: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/30995/9831
    – Chocolate
    Jan 27 '19 at 14:02
  • 違いまんな。「行け」の命令形の省略でした^^。
    – user7644
    Jan 27 '19 at 14:02