LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Autor:||The real Alexandre|
|Data:||04/JUL/2007 9:35 PM|
I spent my childhood in texas and am very familiar with the use of ain't and y'all http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y'all . I must say that most of the people I encountered then and now who use these words do so because they apreciate the regionalistic character of southern american english http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_American_English which is not to say that they neglected to learn the use of formal american english.
It seems to me that there is nothing wrong with this as long as the speaker does not use it as an excuse to not master the proper use of the language .
I avoid using such words in the forum because I don't want to confuse the participants that are not familiar with them.
My childhood memories are full of situations where well educated adults ( usually a schoolmates mother talking to her childrens playmates or the cashier of the neighborhood supermarket talking to my parents) ending the conversation by saying "y'all come back now". Good times, sweet gentle days.
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