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ye or ya'll

Postby Filidh » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:26 pm

for a single word representing the mostly-forgotten second-person-plural, which one do you prefer? or do you prefer another? it's necessary to eliminate confusion that arises from using 'you' as singular and plural.

i've taken to using ya'll, but i'm considering reintegrating 'ye' into my commonspeech instead.

just wondering what ya'll think about it?
real name's trevor :-)
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Re: ye or ya'll

Postby Kentucky » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:02 pm

Filidh wrote:for a single word representing the mostly-forgotten second-person-plural, which one do you prefer? or do you prefer another? it's necessary to eliminate confusion that arises from using 'you' as singular and plural.

i've taken to using ya'll, but i'm considering reintegrating 'ye' into my commonspeech instead.

just wondering what ya'll think about it?


Southern - ya'll

Yankee - ye


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Re: ye or ya'll

Postby Fenwick » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:18 pm

As a northerner and an Englishman, I use Yi'ol. :D


I know older people who use "tha".
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Re: ye or ya'll

Postby wmfinck » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:08 am

C'mon, now. All Yankees know that the plural of you is youse!
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/youse
(Hoping Melissa doesn't see this one, LOL, she'll take offense, ya'll!)
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Re: ye or ya'll

Postby Kentucky » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:06 pm

Jewish - yikes


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