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Why is the pronunciation /jæ/ not given?--X Parasite 06:44, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

I just added it -- 05:09, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't think we need the exclamation marks in Dutch. It already says it is an exclamation in the definition and exclamation marks are not part of words in Dutch. D.D.

sorryPolyglot 16:23 Apr 21, 2003 (UTC)

From ja?[edit]

Is yeah derived from the German ja?

I would say from English Gea, which is now "yea". At least, that's how it spelt here. 23:30, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


Dunno, but most likely not.--STUFF2o 20:02, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Is the /ɛə/ part a diphthong, or is it two separate vowels?[edit]

Everything Is Numbers (talk) 06:58, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Usually a diphthong, but you can say it either way (as long as there is no hiatus in between). —Stephen (Talk) 07:10, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Using 'yeah' instead of 'yes'[edit]

Is 'yeah' informal when used instead of 'yes'? If so, by using 'yeah' in a formal discussion or in a context of a professional forum, will it be inappropriate or disrespectful?

Yes, yeah is colloquial and informal. You should not use it in a formal setting, such as a professional forum or a court of law. —Stephen (Talk) 18:22, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Difference between phonemic and phonetic transcription[edit]

The transcribed diphthongs ɛə̯ and æə̯ are not phonemes and, as such, should not appear between slashes; they should be in square brackets. 23:56, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Then be bold and mark it that way. No one is going to stop you. Tharthan (talk) 12:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Why is this an adverb, when "yes" is not?[edit]

Equinox 23:31, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

That's a very good question. The short answer is, how the word gets classified depends on who you ask.

The longer answer: Some say 'adverbs' as a category includes all words that don't fit into another part of speech. In that scheme, "yes," "no," and their derivatives are all adverbs. Others have tried to develop schemes that more precisely classify words that don't fit easily into the standard scheme. In those schemes, they may be 'sentence words,' 'particles,' 'response signals,' 'formulas,' and 'pragmatic holophrases.' So it's not wrong to call "yeah" an 'adverb' or "yes" a 'particle.' They're both right in different schemes.--Dsethlewis (talk) 20:16, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

I looked up Wiktionary's glossary of parts of speech and it accepts any word that doesn't fit into another part of speech category as a 'particle.' I'll make the change.--Dsethlewis (talk) 20:32, 14 July 2017 (UTC)