Is it aye or ay?

Is it aye or ay?

The reason those alternative spellings don’t really work is because they have different meanings. Aye, pronounced I, is an expression of assent or compliance, used in parliaments, and by pirates. (It’s a similar sound as āe, yes in Māori.) And ay is a middle English term meaning “forever” or “always”.

Where is Aye used?

Aye and variants Use of aye is an archaism in most of the English-speaking world but remains in use in Scottish and Northern English usage.

Why do they say aye aye sir?

Its most common use is as a naval response indicating that an order has been received, is understood, and will be carried out immediately. It differs from “yes”, which, in standard usage, could mean simple agreement without any intention to act.

Why do Scots say aye?

Aye. Aye means yes, often replacing the latter in day-to-day life in Scotland. Conversely, ‘aye, right’ is used when expressing feelings of disbelief (think of it as the Scottish equivalent to ‘yeah, right’).

How do the Scots say hello?

Scots is considered a separate language from Scottish English and from the English of England, and is recognised as such by the Scottish and UK governments….Useful Scots phrases.EnglishScots Leid (Scots)Hello (General greeting)HulloHow are you?Whit like? Whit like are ye? Hoo are ye? Hou’r ye? Hoo’s it gaun? How ye daein?53

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