What Is Their Main Difference?
Both are exclamations. However, 'yay' indicates excitement for what is going to happen, whereas, 'nay' is a negative exclamation that shows disagreement.
'Yay' is a positive exclamation that shows excitement for what is about to happen, while, 'nay' shows disagreement and is negative. Look at the examples below:
They all yelled: '
These two are both exclamations. Look below:
Are They Interchangeable?
Since they are antonyms, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:
✓ When the administrator announced that the professor won't come, the students all screamed: '
X When the administrator announced that the professor won't come, the students all screamed: '
As you can see, this one is wrong.
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