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 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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