#11973501, By CHPxtreme The all-new Premier League thread

  • CHPxtreme 5 Sep 2017 18:48:38 317 posts
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    "Hear ye. Hear ye," as the town crier used to say when addressing the populace as a whole. But he wouldn't do that now as the plural form of you has fallen by the wayside.

    The standardised English language is missing a plural for "you". "Ye" as used in the sentence above aids clarity since the singular "you" could be misinterpreted and assumed to refer to You-can-call-me-kal. Instead, the author is referring to Hottenham Totspurs the club, as made clear by the use of the plural form.

    English as spoken, and written, in Ireland supports a plural form of you: ye. But the addition is not unique to Irish. E.g. English as spoken in areas such as Newcastle also has a plural form of you: yous. It is however never written unless quoted or writing in the vernacular.
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