I’ve been reading some fics and...
I’ve noticed some common mistakes with the uses of -ah and -yah at the end of names, so here’s a quick tip! (I’m Korean so this is just some basic knowledge.)
When you use (name)-Ah or (name)-Yah, its similar to saying “Hey, (Name)”. It calls attention to the person you are addressing.
You don’t add it every time their name is mentioned like you would use (name)-san or (name)-kun in Japanese.
Ex: Jimin-ah, did you eat yet?
Wrong ex: Jimin-ah ate lots of food.
Another mistake that I see commonly is the confusion of when to use ah and yah.
When a character’s name ends in a vowel, you use Yah
Ex: Yoongi-yah, Hobi-yah
When a character’s name ends in a consonant, you use Ah
Ex: Namjoon-ah, Seokjin-ah
Last thing is that using ah and yah is informal language. You wouldn’t use it on someone older than you unless your age is considerably close.
Since Jungkook is 5 years younger than Seokjin, he wouldn’t call him “Seokjin-ah” he would call him “Seokjin-hyung”
Hope that made sense! happy writings~~!