See also: jää

EstonianEdit

InterjectionEdit

jaa (colloquial)

  1. yes

FinnishEdit

(index ja)

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jaa

  1. aye (only in singular; in voting).
DeclensionEdit

Not declined.

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

jaa

  1. Indicative present connegative form of jakaa.
    Minä en/Sinä et/Hän ei/Me emme/Te ette/He eivät jaa kakkua.
    I/You/We/You/They don't/She/He doesn't divide the cake.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of jakaa.
    Jaa kakku!
    Divide the cake!
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of jakaa.
    Älä jaa kakkua!
    Don't divide the cake!

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

jaa

  1. um, well.
    Jaa, enpä tiedä...
    Um, I don’t know...
  2. oh (when the speaker is surprised about something that s/he got to know; this has a slight nuance of the speaker being more or less interested in getting more information about it).
  3. (rare) yes.
Derived termsEdit
  • ei juuta eikä jaata

AnagramsEdit


Western ApacheEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Athabaskan *-ǯəγe·ʔ. Cognates: Navajo -jaa’, Chiricahua -jaa, Jicarilla -jaa, Plains Apache -jaghe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

-jaa (inalienable, e.g., shijaa "my ear", bijaa "her/his/their ear")

  1. ear, outer ear

Usage notesEdit

The form -jaa occurs in the San Carlos varieties; -jaa’ occurs in White Mountain and Dilzhe’eh (Tonto).

Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 13:55