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    Can someone help me understand the use of "ay" in:

    Ay venía la Nayeli....
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    Y por ay iba a la Nayeli...

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    This is a misspelling... the real word is "ahí".

    Hope it helps!!!

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    Yes, Mariacecilia is right... I've seen it way too much in text messages and chats, things like that... It's "ahi", not "ay"!! It makes me nervous when I see it

    cheers!

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    Thanks for the help!
    The line comes from Rumbo al hermoso norte by Luis Alberto Urrea. He uses some slang, mostly in dialog, but I get the impression he's narrating in the speaking style of the lugareños of the small town of Tres Camarones.

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