Anglo-Saxon gese or gise (yes)
is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European root es (to be).
היות (He)YOAS or (He)YOAT is "to be"
(Genesis2:18). Other like- sounding words that speak to
the affirmative sense of YES include יש YaiYSH (there is Genesis 18:24 see IS).
יאות YayEOOS (properly, rightly) is in Jewish
Aramaic (Targum Genesis 27:36). ישר YaSHahR means straight, even, right, correct see JURISDICTION.
An affirmative response to the question, Do you have it?
would be יש YaiSH or, more fully, לי יש YaiSH LeeY (I
have it) see IS.
Cognates of YES at
IE root es include ABSENT (see IS), AM, ENTITY, ESSENCE, IMPROVE,
INTEREST, QUINTESSENCE, PRESENT, PROUD, REPRESENT, SOOTH, SOOTHE and SWASTIKA
YES listed at Indo-European root i include ID, IDEM, IDENTICAL, IDENTIFY,
IDENTITY, ILK, ITEM, ITERATE, REITERATE, YEA, YET, YON, and YONDER.
means to do something again, only later meaning to repeat an utterance. The
source of it repetition is עוד [O]aD, further (Genesis 10:12
see ADD), again (Genesis 9:11). and yet (Genesis 43:27 see YET). ID,
IDEM and ITEM are clearly forms of עוד
Ayin-Vav-Daled, as EM is a suffix. Nasalization , adding an N, lets us go
further to words like INDENTICAL. YONDER shows the nasalization, and,
typically, YON is a shortened version where the nasalization is hidden.
(Similarly, the gig of GIGANTIC is from (guttural) עג Ayin-Gimel,
the giant OG. The nasalized GIANTIC and GIANT have lost the G, and the clue to
A יש YS antonym of
negativity is יאוש
YayOO(S) (despair - Ecclesiastes2:20).
Spanish and Italian reverse es or YES to si. Portuguese sim (yes)
may be a reversal of אמת EMe(S) (true).
and Hungarian igen pick up Hebrew YES terms אין
AYN and כן KaiN (yes;
honest). Jing is true in Thai.