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Quoting Muke Tever <[log in to unmask]>:

> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Tristan McLeay wrote:
> >
> >> > > Hmm... Subject of a gerund ay?
> >> >
> >> > That's spelled "eh". :)
> >>
> >> I dispute that. [...] And anyway, while it might only be <eh> in
> >> American, both are seen in Australian
> >
> > Really? In my experience, the only spelling ever used in Australian
> > English is 'eh'. I contend that 'ay' is incorrect, and at any rate, it
> > must be preceded by a comma.
>
> "Ay" is taken, tho :p   from the Spanish exclamation [aj], as in [ajajaj]
> (whose second and third repetitions are variously spelled in English, e.g.
> 'ay yai yai')

Would that be the "ay"/"aye" of "aye aye, Captain!"?

                                                    Andreas