AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch niet-. Akin to German nicht-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

nie-

  1. non-

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Donaldson, Bruce C. (1993), A Grammar of Afrikaans, Mouton de Gruyter, p. 417, ISBN 9783110134261

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

nie-

  1. Generic negation prefix, used for adjectives, adverbs and participles; un-, dis-, -less, non-

Derived termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Before the spelling reform of 1998, an adjectival participle could be negated with this prefix only when used as an adjective, e.g. niepijący (teetotal), as opposed to being used as a participle, e.g. nie pijący (not drinking (at the time)), in which case it should use a standalone nie. The reform permitted attaching nie to the participle in both cases. [1]

Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 19:19