Continuing my string of random Asian characters, here is an exclamation that I heard a lot when I was growing up…
The full sentence was usually: “哎呀! Why are you boys awake? It is two AM!”
哎呀: [aiya!] Oh, Lord! Wow! WTF!
哎 [ai1] /an interjection/hey/lookout/why etc/
唉 [ai1] /an interjection/to express realization or agreement (yes, oh, right, etc)/
呀 [ya5] /(final part.)/