Yea vs. Yeah

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  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    #2
    It depends on the location, target audience, dialect, time period, and education level. To me, both are acceptable.
     
  3. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Depends on context.

    Yeah = yes, in context of agreeing about some point or other. I usually say yah instead...

    Yea also = yes but in the context of a vote for something.
     
  4. Chuckit macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Proper English always works!
    Question answered, yeah.
     
  5. RawBert, Aug 17, 2014
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    RawBert macrumors 68000

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    I've always thought of 'yea' as being pronounced like 'yay.'
    As in the Bible: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..."

    Old english, I guess. :confused:

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  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    What RawBert says - "yea" is pronounced "yay," and seems to imply a vote - the opposite of "nay." "Yeah" is pronounced more or less the way it's written and is a less formal version of "yes," as in an answer to a question.
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    yeah.... yea is like "yay" for use in like yea or nay situations
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yea
    adverb
    1. yes (used in affirmation or assent).
    2. indeed: Yea, and he did come.
    3. not only this but even: a good, yea, a noble man.

    The Biblical use must be #3, eh?
     

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