Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 13:08:18 -0600

From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU

Subject: Re: Yas, youse, y'all

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

"Yas" does not have to be plural.

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

Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my

first posting on this subject, I don't

have the time to research this topic properly,

so I only really have anecdotal evidence.

But I can say with certainty that I have

heard this usage throughout my life, but only

on the south side of Chicago.

Sorry - I know that's not much help. But how

about this: anyone who's interested in hearing

a demonstration can come with me to a south side

bar when y'all (all y'all?) are in town. =^]

If you're not satisfied, aw, what the heck,

I'll demonstrate it for ya once I've had a few!



;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ;



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