End of ADS-L Digest - 21 Oct 1995 to 22 Oct 1995 ************************************************ There are 24 messages totalling 567 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. y'all are crazy (2) 2. statements spoken as if it were a question (7) 3. statements with question intonation 4. Question about "fixing to" 5. y'all, youse, gyno-Americans (2) 6. skraw/skring (5) 7. Drawrings (2) 8. ADS-L session at M/MLA (2) 9. "Valley Girl talk" 10. Testosto-thoughts ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 23:06:46 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull 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 hairs. Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com