antedating of y'all (1704)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 18 03:46:33 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM, David Parker <dparker at> wrote:

> Heav’n

The same pronunciation as eye-phonetic "heb'm/hebb'm" of the same meaning?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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