Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 21:00:42 -0500

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

Subject: Re: y'all are crazy

you (sg)

y'all (pl)

all y'all

y'all all

all y'all all

The last three items applied to groups of various sizes and membership.I

don't recall that any single speaker ever used all items in the paradigm.

The educated speakers never used the last two forms; in fact they said

the forms "were ignorant." I always wanted to research the paradigm, but

I have never since encountered "southern" speakers who would admit the

existence of these forms.

The last one in the list is the only one I don't remember having heard

or used.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

native speaker of Southern