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There is a song 「案山子」 by Sada Masashi. When i first heard it i thought i must have had misheard 寂しくないか for 寂しかないか but when i checked the lyrics - it was 寂しかないindeed. Is this some sort of olden conjugation or something?
 

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Just a guess from the context of the lyrics, but it is probably a rural regionalism.
 
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Makes sense. Probably that's what it is.
 

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~かない is a colloquial contraction of ~くはない, i.e., negative of i-adjectives or double negatives.
e.g.
寂しくはない --> 寂しかない
寒くはない --> 寒かない
できなくはない --> できなかない
わからなくはない --> わからなかない
 
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