yuh

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ya also nonstandard

Pronoun[edit]

yuh

  1. (chiefly Jamaican) you

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English you.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjʌ/, /ˈjʊ/
  • Hyphenation: yuh

Pronoun[edit]

yuh

  1. (in the singular) you
    • 1998, Kevin O'Brien Chang, Wayne Chen, Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music (in English), →ISBN, page 66:
      “Meck me get it straight Mass Charlie
      For me no quite undastan,
      Yuh gwine kill all English dialect
      Or jus Jamaica one? []
      Let me get it straight Mr. Charlie
      Because I don't quite understand,
      Are you going to kill all English dialects?
      Or just Jamaica's? []
    Yuh nuh have nuh sense.You're silly.
  2. (in the singular) your
    • 2017, Marcia Layne, Off Camera, →ISBN:
      “PASSION: Yu wud trus me wid yuh wheels?
      RAS SIMI: Boss, me wud trus yu wid me life. []
      PASSION: Would you trust me with your wheels?
      RAS SIMI: Boss, I'd trust you with my life. []
    Keep yuh hands a yuh side.Keep your hands by your side.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Jamaican Creole marks a distinction between singular yuh and plural unnu.

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Richard Allsopp (main editor), Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, 2003 (reprint by The University of the West Indies Press, originally 1996 by Oxford University Press), ISBN 9789766401450 (originally ISBN-10: 976-640-145-4), page 621
  • yuh – jamaicans.com Jamaican Patois dictionary