24-Y by Roger

 



I don’t think I considered it until I took French in high school, but I realized at that point that standard English was deficient. While French has tu for second person singular and vous for second person plural, English uses the word you for both. I subsequently discovered that most languages followed the French rule, such as German du/ihr and Russian ty/vy.

So some groups have developed their own set of second person plural pronouns, such as y’all and yous. Some Australians, just like some Americans and some Brits, have for many years now been happily using valid second person plural pronouns. It helps in clear communication, allows succinctness of expression, and, sadly, has invariably been associated with a lack of education and low socio-economic status.

But it is not the failure of the speakers, it’s the failure of the language. These words do not reflect ignorance on the part of speakers who use them, but a legitimate linguistic development called leveling by morphological analogy, whereby missing pieces of the grammar are generated by analogy with other parts of grammar. In other words, people instinctively create words when the meaning would otherwise be ambiguous.

Thus English is lacking here, but it was not always so. The King James Bible, e.g. has a perfectly useful pairing, thou for singular, ye for plural. Over the years, however, the terms meshed.

My basic point is that perhaps we ought not to deride those people who have creatively addressed a linguistic need.

Twelve years ago, the TIME person of the year was YOU. Read all about it.

Here are three songs, all very different, called You:
Marvin Gaye
George Harrison
R.E.M.

I am hoping YOU will visit YOUR compatriots on the ABC Wednesday platform.

(Yes, I stole this post from myself in January 2011. If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!)

23-Y by M e l o d y

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For 23-Y

First of all:
A very merry Christmas to all of you!
From the bottom of my heart I wish you well and hope that your Christmas will be the most beautiful one, heartwarming one, you’ve ever had so far! That all your dreams will be fullfilled!!! 

Three animals names start with Y but from two of them I don’t have any photographs.
The Yorkshire Terrier is one and the other is the Yellow-Eyed Pinguin… which I never have seen in the zoo’s I visit and have visited so far.
The third animal who’s name starts with an Y is the Yak…
And in a Dutch Zoo you can find them. Specificly in Ouwenhand Zoo in Rhenen. about 2 hours drive from where I live and which I have visited 2 times last week, first on Monday and second on Friday.
I don’t normaly do that but there was a misunderstanding between the people who accompanied me both times so we did not want to make to much fuss about it and also don’t miss out on 2 special visits so we went both times.
My album from Monday can/may be watched HERE
and my album from Friday can/may be watched here.
They are both very different from eachother!
The album from Monday shows my photographs in daylight.
The album from Friday shows photographs made in the evening, in the dark… due to a Chinese exhibition with lots and lots of little lights, so enormously beautiful to see!!

 

 

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

 

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-Y ~ December 25th, 2018

21-Y by Beverly

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Hard to believe we are almost at the end of Round 21.

This week we are focusing on Y .

Y is for Yellowknife – the capital of the North West Territories, in Canada’s far north. It can be found on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. Almost 20,000 people live there.

Yellowknife is considered the gateway to the north. Most planes from the south, stop in Yellowknife before flying further north.

Over forty years ago, I made my first trip north on my way to Inuvik and we stopped in Yellowknife. Every trip I made after that I stopped there both coming or going from Inuvik. I also made several stopovers as well and found it an interesting place to visit.

There is much to see and do in Yellowknife – from parks, to tours of all kinds.

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Prelude Lake Territorial Park  (Source)

It is also a special place to see the Northern Lights.

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Source

From Wikipedia: “Founded in 1934, the city is located in the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation who founded the nearby community of Dettah in the early 1930s. The city of Yellowknife has its origins in gold mining and was designated as territorial capital in 1967.”

 

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday!