Correct spelling, explanation: minute is the correct form and it comes from Latin minuta.
Mynute is a mistaken form and it probably emerged from the pronunciation /ˈmɪnɪt/, in which, especially in American English, we can hear y sound more than i. However minute is the correct form due to its Latin origin.
Definition of minute:
noun, sixty seconds; indefinite short moment in time
We start our lecture in one minute.
Wait for me! I will be ready in a minute.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect, and the correct spelling is minute. This is because Latin origin of this word is also spelled with i – minuta.
Mynute is a mistake caused probably by pronunciation, in which we cannot hear clear i, but some sound between i and y; /ɪ/ in phonetic alphabet (like, for example, in the word definite). Because of its origin, though, the correct form is minute.
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