If some ask you a question, how would you answer? Definitely with yes, if the answer is a “Yes” if it’s a formal conversation. But there are other ways to say “yes” and the most common is “Yh”.

It is just a tiny two-letter word, but it’s being used millions of times every day, every hour mostly during causal texting.

You shouldn’t say “yh” out loud it would sound strange.

This is just text-speak or in an email for shorthand when you can’t spell or don’t have time to write the whole word. So don’t say words like Yh in real life.

Just like other text abbreviations for e.g LOL, Btw, or smh, it is also used while chatting with your buddies. LOL is an expression of saying something funny so LOL means laugh out loud although we don’t really mean laugh out loud and YH means “Yeah”. And BTW means by the way.

Examples of how YH can be used.

Example 1
 
User #1 Asks: “Hey did you watch the football world cup last night, who won?”
  
User #2 Reply: “Yh I did, France won the match?”
 
In this example of texting, Yh is being used as an answer to the question asked by User #1. Since the answer to the question of User #1 is “Yes”. User #2 replies with Yh as the short for of Yes.
 
Example 2
 
User #1 Asks: “I think the weather is rough and we should cancel our trekking plan for tomorrow”
  
User #2 Reply: “Yh I agree, maybe should postpone it to next week now.”
 
In this example, Yh is being used as an agreement to someone else’s point of view.
 
Example 3
 
User #1 Asks: “There is no way we are going to win this contest now”
  
User #2 Reply: “What if start doing online marketing for it or Yh you are right, it’s too late for that also. Maybe we can try next year.
 
The third example is another common way of using Yh. This is by doing to sentences together, this can either be done by using so yh, or yh, and yh, hence yh, therefore yh, and so on.
 
The above examples clearly teach us that it is the short form of yes used while texting and messaging.
 
In fact Yes is one of the most common words used in the English dictionary and Yh has become the most popular short-form or yes when it comes to casual messaging usually between buddies.

Let’s dig more about Yh and similar short forms of text messaging.

Even though Yh most commonly used short form of yes, there are several other informal ways to say “yes”.
 
Ya: Along with “yh”, “ya” is another 2 letter word which is being used instead of “Yes”.
 
Yep: Not lengthy, but a little compare to “YH” or “YA”
 
Y: Short forms of “Y”, but sometimes it may confuse the receivers because some users use “Y” instead of “Why” also. Just like “N” is used for “No”
 
Yup: just like yep, another three-letter word used for “Yes”
 
Yaaaaas: not commonly used, just for a simple reason being much more lengthy than then other examples of yes we have mentioned already.
 
Yeah: this is just the full version of YH. Yeah, Yh, or Yea can are considered similar when it comes to their pronunciation.
 
Yea: already mentioned above that Yea is another sound of Yeah.

Conclusion.

Amazing right? Almost nobody knew that there are so many informal ways to say “yes”. Over the years words like yes have changed dramatically.

Short forms have replaced the original words at least when we are involved in casual texting. Checkout more articles about texts and messaging here.

Hope this article helps you to understandd what this short for of yeah means and other abbreviations similar to yh. If you would like to add more or you think we missing something, feel free to suggest the changes in the comment section below.