Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 18:33:26 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: Yas, youse, y'all

On Fri, 15 Dec 1995, Kathleen M. O'Neill wrote:

"Yas" does not have to be plural.

YAS/YOUSE has to be plural for me (so does Y'ALL, though an upcoming

article in AMERICAN SPEECH finds people in Oklahoma who say that they

sometimes use singular Y'ALL).

What evidence is there that YAS/YOUSE can be singular? What about YUNZ?