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I

TranslingualEdit

LetterI.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0049
H ← Basic Latin → J
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Alternative formsEdit

LetterEdit

I upper case (lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

I upper case (lower case ı)

  1. The letter i without a dot above, in both the upper case and the lower case versions.

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SymbolEdit

I

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for iodine.
  2. (physics) Isotopic spin.
  3. (license plate codes) Italy
  4. (physics, electronics) Electrical current.
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for isoleucine
  6. (mathematics, linear algebra) identity matrix
  7. (analysis, topology) the (closed) unit interval; [0, 1]

Cardinal numberEdit

I (upper case Roman numeral, lower case i)

  1. cardinal number one.

Usage notesEdit

In titles, this is read as "the first", so George I is read George the first.

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See alsoEdit

Other representations of I:

ReferencesEdit

  • I” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • I” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English I, ik (also ich), from Old English ih, ic (I), from Proto-Germanic *ik, *ek (I), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂ (I). Cognate with Scots I, ik, A (I), West Frisian ik (I), Dutch ik (I), Low German ik (I), German ich (I), Bavarian I (I), Danish jeg (I), Norwegian jeg, eg (I), Norwegian I (I) (dialectal), Swedish jag (I), Icelandic ég, eg (I), Latin ego (I), Ancient Greek ἐγώ (egṓ), Russian я (ja, I), Lithuanian (I). See also ich.

PronounEdit

I (first person singular subject personal pronoun, objective me, possessive my, possessive pronoun mine, reflexive myself)

  1. The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical subject, of a sentence.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ii:
      It ill beseemes a knight of gentle sort, / Such as ye haue him boasted, to beguile / A simple mayd, and worke so haynous tort, / In shame of knighthood, as I largely can report.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word I is always capitalised in written English. Other forms of the pronoun, such as me and my, follow regular English capitalisation rules.
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NounEdit

I (uncountable)

  1. (metaphysics) The ego.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

LetterEdit

I (upper case, lower case i, plural Is or I's)

  1. The ninth letter of the English alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.
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NumberEdit

I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ordinal number ninth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation.

Abbreviation [please replace this header]Edit

I

  1. (US, roadway) interstate
  2. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (computing, programming) interface (as a prefix on the name of an entity)
    IEnumerable
  3. (grammar) Abbreviation of instrumental case.

ReferencesEdit

  • I” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • I” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "I" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

StatisticsEdit


American Sign LanguageEdit

LetterEdit

I (Stokoe I)

  1. The letter I

AzeriEdit

LetterEdit

I upper case (lower case ı)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ír, variant of ér, from Proto-Germanic *jūz, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

PronounEdit

I (objective jer, possessive jeres)

  1. (personal) you, you all

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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I (capital, lowercase i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: H
  • Next letter: J

EsperantoEdit

LetterEdit

I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

LetterEdit

I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called ii and written in the Latin script.

See alsoEdit

AbbreviationEdit

I

  1. improbatur

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the German alphabet.

ItalianEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme; name of letter) IPA(key): /i/
  • (phoneme, when followed by a vowel in the same syllable) IPA(key): /j/

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I m, f (invariable lower case, i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Italian alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

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LatvianEdit

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

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EtymologyEdit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

PronunciationEdit

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I

I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [ai̯]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [i]
  • (Phoneme, Closed ultima) IPA(key): [e]

LetterEdit

I

  1. The ninth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old English , from Proto-Indo-European. More at English I

PronounEdit

I

  1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

I

  1. (dialect) I: a first-person singular personal pronoun
  2. (rare, archaic) you: a second-person plural nominative pronoun


RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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I (capital, lowercase i)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Romanian alphabet generally representing the phoneme /i/. Preceded by H and followed by Î.

Usage notesEdit

  • Before vowels, this letter usually takes on the sound of /j/
    ianuarie /'ja.nu.a.ri.e/
  • At the ends of words (except verb infinitives, and those ending in a consonant cluster ending in l or r), the letter palatalizes the previous syllable and is "whispered": /ʲ/
    băieţi /bə'jetsʲ/

SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

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I

  1. The eleventh letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /i/, /j/

LetterEdit

I (lower case i)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SloveneEdit

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

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PronunciationEdit

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I (capital, lowercase i)

  1. The 10th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by H and followed by J.

SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɪ/, /i/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʔɪ/

LetterEdit

I upper case (lower case i)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Somali alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by E and followed by O.

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SpanishEdit

LetterEdit

I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Spanish alphabet.

AbbreviationEdit

I

  1. Ilustre
    La I municipalidad de Valparaíso.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish ī, ir, from Old Norse ír, variant of ér, from Proto-Germanic *jūz, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

PronounEdit

I (personal pronoun)

  1. (archaic) you (second-person plural nominative)

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TurkishEdit

LetterEdit

I (upper case, lower case ı)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ı and written in the Latin script.

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

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I (upper case, lower case i)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called i or i ngắn and written in the Latin script.

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