[Ads-l] ye (yes)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 18 13:44:13 EST 2018

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ye#Etymology_3 <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ye#Etymology_3>) and Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=y%C3%A9 <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=y%C3%A9>) have the meaning of “yes” for “ye” but the English OLD (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ye <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ye>) and Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ye <https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ye>) do not.

When I first saw this a couple of years ago, I thought it was an error because a Dane was using it, but I have seen it many times since.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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