[Ads-l] ajast

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 16 17:45:18 UTC 2015

> On Dec 16, 2015, at 5:05 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> High-paid CNN political commentator:
> "People were really ajast to hear somebody go after Donald Trump."
> As a bonus, it may simply mean "amazed."
> JL

Is that j as in /dZ/ or j as in /h/, à l'espagnol?  If the latter, maybe it's a blend of "aghast" and "aha!"  


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