Wow! Hey i never meant 'Old English' like that. I simply meant English which is outdated. I own and read a 19th century copy of the King James Bible, and am quite happy to do so, but when it comes to prayer, it has to be sincere, intimate and from the heart. If I read the Jordanville as is, it's just too impersonal. Today's English is the only way for me. I read Jordanville, but the thees and thous are out!
Our Father in heaven, may your name be hallowed...
Structurally, I think current Modern English is quite degraded compared to Early Modern English. For instance, there is no longer any clear word for the 2nd person plural, which there is in Early Modern English.
As you have read, this is nonsense. And the language I grew up with was wwwaaayy better than anything Bill of Avon came up with.
y'all, y'allz, all y'all, all y'allz, yinz, yous, youz
The "z" is not a pluralization but rather an emphasizer for the most part.
Its use is fluid.What's y'all doin'?
(the use of the contracted "is" accounts for the incorrect notion that y'all and its variants are used in the singular, although some argue it to be a non-countable.)
Might mean what are you doing in general
or without expressing much interest in the question. Making conversion.What's y'allz doin'?
More directed as a question about the specific activity and greater degree of interest involved.
can point to a greater degree of emphasis.
There's many shade a meanin' here, we could talk on, but fors now we'll leave it at that.