Date: Sat, 22 Jan 1994 09:19:22 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: y'all singular, not!

I agree with Don that the idea of singular "y'all" seems totally alien

to my Southern experience of 50 years (except when used by yankees

pretending to be y'all-users). I realize, of course, that my feelings

about it are unscientific. I also realize that Guy Bailey has found

evidence of singular y'all in the Southwest recently. If it were just

about anybody other than Guy, I would be convinced that the tokens he

has found aren't really singular.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]