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  • Croft, Janet B.
    The spelling varies. I always thought of it as yunz but the standard now seems to be yinz. Janet ... From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 50 , Apr 29 6:12 AM
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      The spelling varies. I always thought of it as "yunz" but the standard now seems to be "yinz."

      Janet


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      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Carl F. Hostetter
      Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:52 PM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Ye, you, y'all

      In certain parts of eastern PA this is "yunz" (< "you 'uns" < "you ones"). And of course in some more northeasterly areas it's "youse guys".

      Carl

      On Apr 28, 2011, at 2:59 PM, Croft, Janet B. wrote:

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      > The Pittsburghese version:
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      > Yinz=second person plural (alternate form: yinz guys)
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      > Yinz's=second person plural possessive (alternate form: yinz guys's)
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      > 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.
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      > Can I take yinz'z car to the Giint Iggle and pick up some Iahrn City and chipped ham?
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      > Janet
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      > From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Darrell A. Martin
      > Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:23 PM
      > To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Ye, you, y'all
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      > On 4/27/2011 3:46 PM, John Rateliff wrote:
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      > > On Apr 27, 2011, at 3:37 AM, Darrell A. Martin wrote:
      > >> . . . I thought it was singular "y'all" and plural "all y'all" but
      > >> that has always confused me
      > >> because my native tongue is Yankee (rural New England). Now I'm
      > >> confused again . . .
      > >
      > > You can always tell a real Southerner from someone faking a Southern
      > > accent because a Southerner distinguishes between "you" (one person) and
      > > "y'all" (two or more people). Those playing Southerners on tv simply use
      > > "y'all" for everything because it sounds quaint.
      > >
      > > --JDR, one of the Arkansas Rateliffs
      >
      > John:
      >
      > Got it. It's just like those who snicker to themselves about Yankee
      > "going to the party" and "going to the potty" sounding alike, when they
      > are so *obviously* different.
      >
      > And, as fah as "pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd" goes, that's just silly.
      > We don't allow automobiles *in* Hahvahd yahd.
      >
      > Darrell
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    • dale nelson
      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 ! ________________________________
      Message 50 of 50 , Apr 29 12:48 PM
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        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"!



        From: Carl F. Hostetter <Aelfwine@...>
        To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Fri, April 29, 2011 8:29:05 AM
        Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Natural and artificial language change

         

        A timely case in point, offered without comment as it more than speaks for itself:

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8479391/Calling-animals-pets-is-insulting-academics-claim.html

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