Aya vs Ayr - What's the difference?

aya | ayr |

As an adverb aya

is there, over there.

As a proper noun ayr is

a town in ayrshire, scotland.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • Adverb

  • (archaic, dialect, New England) yes; yea; aye.
  • * 1938 , Thornton Wilder, Our Town: A Play in Three Acts , Coward-McCann and Samuel French (1965), ISBN 0743223136:
  • *:“The date is May 7, 1901, just before dawn. (COCK CROW offstage.) Aya, just about.”
  • * 2001 , David McCullough, John Adams , Simon & Schuster (2001), ISBN 0573613494:
  • *:“And for all her reading, her remarkable knowledge of English poetry and literature, she was never to lose certain countrified Yankee patterns of speech, saying 'Canady' for Canada, as an example, using 'set' for sit, or the old New England 'aya,' for yes.”
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  • (Isle of Mann) father
  • (especially when referring to the form of music.)
  • References

    * Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages by Mark Abley (2003)


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