Hyah vs Nyah - What's the difference?

hyah | nyah |


As interjections the difference between hyah and nyah

is that hyah is a call, often to horses, livestock, or cattle, to move forward or proceed or hyah can be (martial arts) a vocalisation used when performing a technique or striking a blow while nyah is expressing smug triumph.

hyah

English

Etymology 1

Perhaps from a variant of

Alternative forms

* ya

Interjection

(en-interjection)
  • a call, often to horses, livestock, or cattle, to move forward or proceed
  • Hyah''', mule! '''Hyah !

    Etymology 2

    Variation of kiai.

    Alternative forms

    * hi-yah

    Interjection

    (en-interjection)
  • (martial arts) a vocalisation used when performing a technique or striking a blow
  • nyah

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Expressing smug triumph.
  • * 1993 , Ted Andrews, Enchantment of the faerie realm (page 74)
  • When the waves didn't catch me, I would laugh and sing out, "Nyah , nyah, nyah!"
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=August 7, author=George Vecsey, title=On Big Day for Bronx, Cheating Is Nonissue, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Yankee fans have been saying, Nyah, nyah , I told you so, since the news was revealed in The New York Times. }}