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Re: The future of the English second person plural (was Re: A question)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, August 16, 1999, 15:00
Tom Wier wrote:

> There is, of course, the outside chance that people will continue to tolerate > the ambiguity of having no plural specific pronoun. I find this unlikely, because > everyone I know uses one of the two, and I personally couldn't imagine not > seeing a need for one (although I am of course very biased in this respect).
Well, add me to your list of acquaintances, then, and though I speak a disgustingly deracinated General American in some ways, I use "you" for both singular and plural. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge / Politzer