Southernisms (was Re: Genitive relationships (WAS: ConstructStates))
|From:||Tom Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 11, 1999, 19:28|
John Cowan wrote:
> Nik Taylor wrote:
> > Perhaps the best example
> > is that stereotypical Southernism "y'all come back now, ya hear?", where
> > "ya" is used for plural in the second clause.
> That's because English pronouns come in emphatic and reduced forms,
> and the reduced form of "y'all" is [y@], just like the reduced form
> of "you".
I really like this explanation. Do you think it has to do with the /l/
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
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