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Post by bilinda on Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:41 pm

hi i want to ask you mates what is the meaning of "nay" and how could we use it.
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Post by Hush on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:10 pm

Hello, etymologically it is constracted from ne (not) and ei( ever); that would give an idea about it's meaning which is commonly to express the negative. Yet, it actually depends on the context for an exact meaning since it's no longer used except in voting saying the nay votes or voters, i.e. those who voted no. One of the uses I like of nay is when you say: That's a great play, nay, it's absolutely fabulous!

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Post by bilinda on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:18 pm

Thanks a lot Hush jouliya
I think I will use it in my writings. I like using things that are no longer unsed.
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Post by sayyadmahir on Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:11 am

Dear bilinda, in writings by students or teachers (for students), it may not be a good idea to use terms no longer is use. Using old words may be interpreted as showing off, which is something you do not intend to do.

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