Date: Sun, 8 May 1994 16:26:59 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: y'all
On Sun, 8 May 1994, Rudy Troike wrote:
Yes, I did suggest back in January that a "polite y'all" might be
developing parallel to the original shift of "you" from plural to polite
singular. An example of Sapir's "drift"?
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)
So eventually "all y'all" will be the singular? And then whatever evolves
as the plural form of "all y'all" will become the singular?
Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]maroon.tc.umn.edu