Y'all (/jɔːl/ yawl) (sometimes ya'll or yall) is a contraction of you and all (
sometimes combined as you-all). It is used as a second-person pronoun. The
Feb 15, 2011 ... The history of the word "y'all" and how it spread through the United States. ...
Given the origin of the word, I thought was interesting. I was at a ...
Aug 30, 2015 ... The phrase "y'all" might not simply be the shortened form of "you all" — but
something far more complex.
Jul 5, 2015 ... ... at the origin and development of the word: How and when did y'all come about
? Until recently, the word was assumed to have a short history, ...
Y'all sounds a heck of a lot better than youse guys and is more efficient as well. ...
Origin: Often incorrectly attributed to the contraction of "you + all," the word ...
Mar 11, 2014 ... The Origins Of Y'all One word. Two continents. Three shores. Four centuries. Five
separate dialects. Where did “y'all” come from in the first ...
to trace the origin and development of y'all in any variety of AmE. The present
study is ... involving y'all entered White Southern English (WSE) through Bii. after.
Dec 25, 2006 ... Y'all. Simple, but apparently hard for some people to understand. ... Whatever its
origin, the word serves an important function in English.
Y'all definition, you-all. See more. ... Word Origin and History for y'all. Expand. by
1879, U.S. dialect abbreviation of you all (see you ). Children learn from the ...
Feb 8, 2013 ... There's been a temptation to trace it back to a single origin. But from the
beginning, African American speech probably had a lot of variation.