Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 07:17:41 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: Yas, youse, y'all Is "yas" the same as y'all? How are they similar or different? How is it similar or different than youse as in youse guys? (You's) Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word Coconut Grove, FL crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Kate O'Neill wrote: > >>Incidentally, anyone have the answer on the -s for "pays" and "takes", >>which all my ESL students correct to "pay" and "take" saying that >>the proverb contains 2 grammatical errors. > >As a native south-sider of the Windy City, >I'm well accustomed to hearing the -s >"conjugation" for second person. Thus it >sounds rather natural to me. Possibly the >proverb was coined in an environment where >that was grammatical. > >Examples: > >If ya gots to go, we can go. >Ya knows what ya knows. >etc. > >Incidentally, I have a suspicion that this is >related to the plural-esque "yas" that is used >with some modals and auxiliaries, where an -s >conjugation is "ungrammatical." Note: I say >"plural-esque" because it only looks like a >plural: it doesn't have to refer to more than >one person. > >Examples: > >Yas don't have to go if yas don't want to. >Are yas sure about that? (read "dat") >etc. > > >Hey, look! Another thread! > >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; >;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; >;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; >;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; >;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; >;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; >;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; >;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; > >