[Ads-l] No = 'yes; truly'

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 28 01:23:01 UTC 2017

<Yes--no, ...>, maybe <So, ...>. (WB latest stray conspiracy theories):
1  Among the social media emerge solutions to the folkish need for an
2  Cf. NHG <nun ja!> 'that's true enough, granted'. Probably related to
Swedish [NAH-yah!] (Oh, come on, get real!).
3  Cf. Hittite <nu> 'satzeinleitende Partikel' (Pok.770 s.v. *nu(:) 'now').
(Can this be mere coincidence?)
4  "I like coffee, I like tea, I like the girls and the girls like me: Yes,
no, maybe so..." (Harvey Weinstein trips up.)

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