Re: Southernisms (was Re: Genitive relationships (WAS: Construct States))
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 11, 1999, 17:53|
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
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)