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USAGE: Singular <y'all>?

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 2, 2001, 19:13
From: "Adam Walker" <dreamertwo@...>
> I'd been deleting the thread on Calif. vowels, so I'm not sure what went > before but here are the rule for *my* use of the word ya'll. (And yes, > that's the way I feel it SHOULD be spelled.) > > Ya'll is a contraction for ya (a variant of you) and all.
Well, under normal spelling rules "ya'll" is a contraction for "ya" and "will", after: he'll, we'll, she'll, I'll. That's why "y'all" normally has the apostrophe forwards. But for all that's worth I think it hooks better without an apostrophe at all. *Muke!