Re: All in favor (was: Re: Names of countries and national languages)
|From:||Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2007, 15:43|
In the last episode, (On Wednesday 26 September 2007 07:55:15), R A Brown
> Douglas Koller wrote:
> > From: Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
> >>But doesn't 'aye' replace 'yes' also in simple the simple affirmative
> >> function in certain dialects?
> > For procedural voting:
> > All in favor: "Aye!"
> > All opposed: "Nay!"
> > The "aye's" have it.
> > I don't associate this usage to dialect (antiquated therefore
> > formalized).
> Maybe not the USA - but on this side of the Pond 'tis a different story.
> Andreas is quite right, 'aye' does replace 'yes' in the simple
> affirmative function in certain dialects.
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
> > Yup, "aye" is still around as a substitute for "yes" in all its
> > meanings in some dialects, including stereotypical Scottish English
> Not sure about all varieties of Scots - but certainly it's widely used
> up there north of the border. But there are also several places south of
> the border down here in little old England where 'aye' is still commonly
Aye, I use 'aye' very often.
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