Y'all and No?
bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Mar 29 19:08:46 UTC 2001
Laurence Horn wrote:>
> I think you mean "thou"/"thee", the 2d singular. "Ye" was just the
> accusative of "you", the 2d person plural, IIRC. I'm pretty sure the 2d
> plural (with case leveled) was used enough as the "polite" 2d
> singular that the latter was just swallowed up, except among Quakers
> and in archaic diction.
I think you misspoke, Larry: "ye" was the nominative and "you" the accusative
as in John 8: 32 "AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU
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