So, According to this, You/Thou and Ye/Thee were distinct. But, it seems to me that it is equally possible that the difference between the two is the use of Thorn (It looks like a Y) to represent the Th instead of spelling it out fully. This is the reason for "Ye Olde Worlde" spelling. The Ye is actually the word The spelled with a Thorn (Y) instead of a Th.You and you-all preserve the singular/plural distinction that English used to have in thou and ye, the subject forms of singular and plural you, respectively (thee and you were the singular and plural object forms).
Nope. First off, it's "y'all", never "ya'll". Second, "all y'all" is only used by someone trying to sound Suthun. Take it from someone bahn and raised in the South.Actually Dan....thats only half the story. Theres more.... Even though "ya'll" can mean singular as well as more then one....they've slanged it with "all ya'll" which is definitly plural.... :: ( cute little texan gal explained it all to me)
not at all! Im enjoying the way this is going Fun thread!Hey Lman, looks like I kind of hijacked your post with my smart-ass reply. Sorry about that ...... Unfortunately, the day we chose to go hiking through Smokey Mountain Ntl Park it was so foggy we couldn't see a thing!