Singular "yez"?

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 10 16:21:42 UTC 2004

>>From a posting in alt.folklore.urban:

> In the Philly area (I am a recent immigrant) I swear that
> there is a singular pronoun "yez". My family thinks I'm
> hallucinating, or that maybe it's the Brooklynese "youse".
> Neither is true. "Youse" is plural and is quite distinct
> from what I'm hearing, e.g. "would yez like some coffee?"
> AM I hallucinating?

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