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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 of "you". -- John Cowan 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)