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]