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Old 25-08-2014, 10:00   #16
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Y'all is always plural. (You + all)
Nope.

One of the most hilarious conversations I was part of was when my girlfriend, a teacher originally from Alabama, gave a verbal dissertation of the correct grammatical use of "y'all" and "all y'all".

Y'all is singular, all y'all is plural. At least in that part of the south (it appears maybe in Texas also).
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Old 25-08-2014, 10:02   #17
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Ah, so you are German..?
That explains a lot.
Now I understand...

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Old 25-08-2014, 10:32   #18
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Y'all is always plural. (You + all)
Thank you. Obviously you can speak fluent southern.

Even my very country cousins use you for singular and y'all as plural.

All y'all might be used to confirm what you say is all inclusive when addressing a crowd, like "all y'all come help me push my pickup truck out of this ditch". If you just said "y'all come help" at least half would assume you didn't mean them and would stay seated.

Oh yes, welcome Sonia. Glad to have you here. Bet you didn't expect a lesson in English dialects.
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Old 25-08-2014, 11:28   #19
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Here in Missouri "youse" is singular and y'all is plural. The etymology of that one is beyond my pay grade!
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Thank you. Obviously you can speak fluent southern.

Even my very country cousins use you for singular and y'all as plural.

All y'all might be used to confirm what you say is all inclusive when addressing a crowd, like "all y'all come help me push my pickup truck out of this ditch". If you just said "y'all come help" at least half would assume you didn't mean them and would stay seated.

Oh yes, welcome Sonia. Glad to have you here. Bet you didn't expect a lesson in English dialects.

Skipmac, I enjoyed reading your post above.

I was born and schooled in Alabama but also lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. In each state "y'all" is used, but I never heard it used for singular, only to indicate plural.

I have affection for the use of "Y'all" as I do for "Howdy" (which I picked up when living in Texas in 1980s and as I traveled in the American West.

I also found in Alabama that often people in a group would not respond to "You" (plural usage) as in "You are welcome" or "Have you been helped" or "Where do you (all) want to go this weekend?" But they would respond to "Y'all are welcome" or "Have y'all been helped" or "Thank Y'all."

Still, I consider "y'all" to be plural and when I hear "y'all" used on television or in movies to indicate a singular (spoken to one person), it is a dead giveaway that the actor is not really Southern or had a poor teacher for Southern dialect or the screenwriters did not know the proper use.

I that is like when an actor on a show or movie says "youse guys" to a single female, it just sounds off or wrong (to my ears).

None of this is meant to stop anyone from using "y'all" which I consider to be a proper dialect conjunction. Have fun with it.
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I thought maybe since svmariane was in Vienna that they would know a different spelling. I too learned Gruss Gott but that was many years ago in Bavaria.

Thanks for the reminder about English. I do use the term Aloha in all my greetings to new members. Hopefully that one is ok?
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10) My keyboard is an USA model, not German with umlaut capabilities, etc.

9) The dog ate my homework.

8) I've got really fat fingers and these darn keys are soooo close together.

7) Spellink is overrated.

6) My WIFE is German; I'm illiterate in fore languages:
German, Croatian, Thai, Korean, English, and America.

5) The sun was over the yardarm and beer only costs USD 1.25 per can.

4) The dog ate my homework. Really.

3) It's "winter" here at 15 deg S lat and a hot Rum Toddy {fore (4) of 'em} spilled down my throat. Accidentally. Trust me on that.

2) Wind gusts hit 33 knots Juuuussssstt as I was typing my response and rocked the boat at anchor, causing my fingers to slip.

1)Damn auto-correct.

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Hello all! i am traveller travelling around the world with my husband and currently now we are in singapore and thinking of settling here!
Hi Sonia, welcome!!
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Hello all! i am traveller travelling around the world with my husband and currently now we are in singapore and thinking of settling here!
Orchard Road - Shop until you drop.

Beautiful city. Very good food. Expensive to live.
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