Nynorsk J

Word(s) Part(s) of Speech English
Jamvel om Adverb Even though
Ein Januar Noun January
Ein jarl Noun Jarl/Earl
Eit jarldøme Noun Jarldom/Earldom
Jau* Interjection Yes
Ei jente Noun Girl
Ei jord Noun Earth
Ein jordalder Noun Iron Age
Eit jordgolv Noun Dirt floor
Ei Jul Noun Yule

*’Jau’ is used for ‘yes’ to a negative question: ‘Aren’t you coming with us?’ ‘Yes, I am coming with you.’ ‘Yes’ to a positive question would be ‘ja’: ‘Are you coming with us?’ ‘Yes, I am.’ English used to have this distinction with aye vs yes; however, we lost it when we, English speakers, became lazy.

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