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Re: OT: All'y'all's's's's'...

From:Patrick Littell <puchitao@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 2:44
On 5/14/05, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> > > I have also produced > "you'ns" when talking to a group, addressing a specific subset of that > group. >
The major distinctive feature of the Pittsburghese dialect of English is the 2nd person plural "yinz", from "yunz" (still widely heard), from "you'uns". Usually I only see the word Pittsburghese on humorous coffee mugs and the like; more often I hear it called the Yinzer dialect. -- Patrick Littell PHIL205: MWF 2:00-3:00, M 6:00-9:00 Voice Mail: ext 744 Spring 05 Office Hours: M 3:00-6:00