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Re: May you all...

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, February 7, 2002, 7:35
Stephan Mulraney wrote:
> > "May you all live long! May it not rain on your > > heads forever!" > > >In my unnamed conlang with the far-too-long verbs, (and taking 'you all' >to be someone's idiolect for 'you' plural [In my dialect, and partly in >my idolect the plural is 'youse' /ju:z/ or /ju:iz/, or else 'ye' /ye:/ ;) >and 'you all' means 'all of youse/ye' ...])
We-ell, I'd be that someone, and in my non-native ideolect there's no difference between "you all" and "all of you". The plural of "you" is simply "you". The _shan eidh_ of the Tairezazh original is literally "you(pl) all", with the _eidh_ "all" only indicating that I'd adressing all my listeners/readers rather than any subset thereof. So, alternatively, one could give the English as "May each one of you live long". Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: