Translation:It is nine o'clock.
the word o' is a preposition used to represent the word "of" usually used directly before another word, such as in "a bottle o'beer" or "land o' lakes".
O'clock is a combination of two separate words to mean "of clock", or more directly, from the clock.
I would say that duo means to emphasize that there are definitely two separate words like in the combination of "y'all" (you all).
In learning language it's important to understand how a combination word was put together for a better understanding on how to flex its usage in different scenarios.
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Exactly. For me, the word "it's" isn't a contraction of "it is"; "It's" is a word that I can understand all by itself, and I don't need to turn it into "it is" to understand the word. "it's" should be another correct answer for "it is".
I worded that confusingly. But I agree with you, so here, have a lingot.