Interjection response


A response interjection is an interjection that is in reply to a question, usually either “yes” or “no.”


Interjections usually appear at the beginning of a sentence or clause and are grammatically disconnected from the rest of the sentence. As in many languages, interjections are often “natural sounds”, that is, vocal gestures or sounds that a person utters when experiencing certain emotions. Interjections can be used to express both positive and negative emotions.

Some common response interjections in Koiné Greek include the terms ναι (“yes”), ου (“no”), and ουχι (“no”).

ἡ δὲ εἶπεν Ναί, κύριε Matthew 15:27 hē de eipen Nai, kyrie she but she said yes Lord

she said yes Lord