Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 22:15:44 -0400

From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: singular y'all

I can't say for sure about singular ya'll. I had been away from

Oklahoma for a number of years before I ever heard the question

asked. I haven't collected examples, so I can't offer any

documentation on the question.

I can accept "peripheral South."

Jeutonne Brewer


On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Natalie Maynor wrote:

As a native Okie, I must object to being left out of the count.

After all, not all the South is "deep South."

Probably I shouldn't say I don't count Oklahoma at all. I count it

as sort of an interesting peripheral area...

In your Oklahoma experiences, have you ever heard a singular "y'all,"

Jeutonne? Like a biologist friend who keeps chasing some kind of

elusive woodpecker without luck, I've been searching for a singular

"y'all" for a good while now. No luck so far.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

53 years in the South, most of them in the Real South, and

no encounter yet with singular "y'all"