See also: Jy and j'y

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jy (plural jies or jyes or jys)

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

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch jij.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

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?

See alsoEdit


CornishEdit

NounEdit

jy

  1. Soft mutation of chy.

PronounEdit

jy

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