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