@Gargron Being from Kentucky, it's "y'all", but also I can confirm that "yain't" is accurate.

@gargron Except "you" + "all" = "y'all", not "ya'll".

In my dialect, "yain't" (or "y'ain't") is "you" + ("are" + "not"), so to reduce confusion "y'all ain't" is never contracted.

@Gargron Also where I am from "y'all're" is the contraction of "you all are" in the positive sense, without the "not".

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