jes

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See also: Jes, jes', ješ, jeś, jěś, and -jes

English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

jes (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of just, representing African-American Vernacular English.

Anagrams[edit]

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *etja, a denominative of jetë.[1]

Verb[edit]

jes (aorist jeta, participle jetë)

  1. to remain
  2. to exist

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “jes”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 186

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yes. Related to ja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [jes]
  • Audio:
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  • Hyphenation: jes

Particle[edit]

jes

  1. yes
    Antonym: ne
    Jes, mi ja parolas Esperanton.
    Yes, I do speak Esperanto.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Ido: yes

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjes/, [ˈje̞s̠]
  • Rhymes: -es
  • Syllabification(key): jes

Interjection[edit]

jes! (informal)

  1. yes! (used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement)
    Synonyms: jee, jipii, oujee
    Alternative form: jess
  2. all right, I see, okay
    Synonyms: aivan, okei, selvä

Further reading[edit]

Kom (Cameroon)[edit]

Verb[edit]

jes

  1. to decay
  2. to degrade, to wear out

References[edit]

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Russenorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English yes.

Alternative forms[edit]

Can be replaced with Russian да (da) (and, probably, Norwegian ja, which is not attested).

Adverb[edit]

jes

  1. yes

Etymology 2[edit]

A result of confusion between English yes and Russian да (da, yes, and).

Alternative forms[edit]

Can be replaced with Norwegian og and ja or Russian и (i)

Conjunction[edit]

jes

  1. and

References[edit]

  • Ingvild Broch; Ernst H. Jahr (1984) Russenorsk: Et pidginspråk i Norge [Russenorsk: A pidgin language in Norway], 2 edition, Oslo: Novus Forlag

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English yes.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /jês(ː)/

Interjection[edit]

jȅs (Cyrillic spelling је̏с)

  1. yes!, yeah! (used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement)

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from various inflected forms of bȉti (to be).

Verb[edit]

jes (Cyrillic spelling јес)

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of jest or jeste, often sarcastically as part of the phrase ma jes
    • 1851, D. Ignacio Gjorgji, “Uzdisanje četvàrto”, in Uzdasi mandaljene pokornice u Spili od Marsilje, page 50:
      Sad ti osudi sudom pravim,
      Ako istine jes što u tebi;
      Je li razlog, da ja ostavim
      Za tvé slave slavu od nebi:
      I za siene pustim tvoje,
      Što je istino, što viečno je?
      Now judge with true judgement,
      If there is anything of the truth in you;
      Is it reason, that I leave behind
      Glory from heaven for the sake of your glories:
      And for your shadows let go of
      What is true, what is eternal?
    • 2004, Faruk Šehić, Pod pritiskom: priče, page 21:
      ― Pa jel pretrčo?
      Jes.
      ―Well, did he run past?
      He did.
  2. (colloquial) Alternative form of jesi
    • 1848, anonymous (folk song), “Djevojka sama sebe opisuje” in Narodne pjesme, page 325:
      Jesi l’ iš’o u čaršiju?
      Jes’ video list artije?
      Onako je lice moje.
      Have you been to town?
      Have you seen a sheet of paper?
      That’s what my face is like.
    • 2005, Književna revija, volume 45, page 137:
      KARLO (sa smijehom): Mogao bi inspektor da objavi ovo što smo pričali u lokalnim novinama pa da sutra demantira.
      STAJKI: Šta da objavi? Jes ti normalan?
      KARLO (laughing): Maybe the inspector could announce what we’ve been talking about in the local newspapers so that he could deny it tomorrow.
      STAJKI: Announce what? Are you sane?