ゆくさ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term yukusa derives from a contraction of the adverb yoku (well) (yoku → you → yu), the emphatic particle koso (koso → kuso), and the topic particle wa. It is cognate to the standard Japanese form yōkoso.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ゆくさ (romaji yukusa)

  1. (Kagoshima dialect) an expression of appreciation at someones arrival; welcome
     ゆくさおさいじゃしたかごっまへ。
    Yukusa osaijashita Kagomma e.
    Welcome to Kagoshima.

Usage notes[edit]

The expression "yukusa" used in the Kagoshima dialect is generally followed by an honorific verbal construction, such as おさいじゃした osaijashita or おじゃったもした ojatta moshita, and subsequently the place of arrival.