Definitions starting with Y

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[Car. (Hancock 1978:1); US dial. South idem ADD; cf. Twi mó nyina (lit, you all) idem (Herskovitz 288)] pron. you (plural): 1895 Chil-dren. . 'e'll tear you hall to pieces (Edwards 97). 1966 I like to talk to please you-all, but not to please myself (Crowley 139). cf. ONA, YINNA, YOU-NAY (Gen.)

◊ Many Bahamians regard YOU-ALL as the educated equivalent of YINNA, which is found in more conservative speech.

1792. yinna, yeener, yenner, yonner, you-no

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Last update: 2010-11-09 00:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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