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."
jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu
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]ra.msstate.edu)
53 years in the South, most of them in the Real South, and
no encounter yet with singular "y'all"