Date: Sun, 8 May 1994 16:26:59 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman 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] 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]