Re: [mythsoc] Ye, you, y'all
- On 4/28/2011 1:59 PM, Croft, Janet B. wrote:
> The Pittsburghese version:
> Yinz=second person plural (alternate form: yinz guys)
> Yinz’s=second person plural possessive (alternate form: yinz guys’s)
> The second person singular may sound like “yuh” and plural “yer” because
> of the local tendency to turn most unaccented vowels into the schwa sound.
> Can I take yinz’z car to the Giint Iggle and pick up some Iahrn City and
> chipped ham?
Let's see how close I can get.
- - May I take your[plural] automobile to the Giant Eagle and purchase
some Iron City [beer] and chipped ham [allegedly digestible chemically
processed animal tissue].
How did I do?
- Send Janet Reno's SWAT team to that house! There's a little old lady with a budgie and she might be calling it her "pet"!