Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 23:06:46 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: y'all are crazy
At 10:17 PM 10/22/95 -0400, James C Stalker wrote:
I recognized y'all all as a normal part of my
native paradigm. It occurs under full, emphatic stress. It occurs in contexts
such as "Are yall ALL going?" with some incredulity. "I can't believe that all
of you are going."
I would also use it in situations where "all y'all" might do as well.
"Y'all _all_ don't need to come to the store with me--just someone to help
carry the packages." I agree that the "all" usually, maybe always, takes
some stress. Not sure there must be incredulity, but perhaps I'm splitting
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com