jy

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See also: Jy and j'y

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the letter i (of which j was originally a variant) by affixing the /d͡ʒ/ sound to it. Compare French ji, and the similar derivation of Italian vu.

Generally changed to jay by association with kay.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jy (plural jies or jyes or jys)

  1. (archaic or dialectal, Scotland) The name of the Latin-script letter J.
    Synonym: jay

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch jij.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

jy (object jou, possessive jou)

  1. you (singular, subject)
    • 2016, “Sal Jy Met My Dans”, in Sal Jy Met My Dans?[1], South Africa, performed by Kurt Darren:
      Sal jy met my dans?
      Will you dance with me?

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Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jy

  1. Soft mutation of chy.

Pronoun[edit]

jy

  1. you (informal second person singular pronoun)
  2. thou
  3. thee