Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 13:08:18 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" 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! *grin* ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;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 ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;