Texas Bible (plugin): Fixing the Second Person Plural Problem One Website at a Time

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TylerR's picture

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Not sure if this is another one of Jim's pranks . . . !

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Shaynus's picture

When studying German, I found English had no second person plural. Of course it did! Y'all is a perfectly good word to use. 

Rob Fall's picture

It does.  Only modern English doesn't use the 2nd person, informal,  singular (thou).  Y/You is the 2nd person plural or formal singular.

Shaynus wrote:

When studying German, I found English had no second person plural. Of course it did! Y'all is a perfectly good word to use. 

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

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Rob Fall wrote:

It does.  Only modern English doesn't use the 2nd person, informal,  singular (thou).  Y/You is the 2nd person plural or formal singular.

Shaynus wrote:

When studying German, I found English had no second person plural. Of course it did! Y'all is a perfectly good word to use. 

 

Right. I'm saying one that can't be confused, and is its own word.