See also: нъ, њ, and -нь

MongolianEdit

Mongolian (PR China)
Mongolian (Mongolia)
Cyrillic

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Mongolian ᠢᠨ᠋ᠤ (inu, 3sg-poss) and ᠠᠨ᠋ᠤ (anu, 3pl-poss).

(-n) was an oblique suffix originally after a personal pronoun’s stem, while (-i) is the unique suffix for possessive particles. Original determiners were merged into a single particle, so morphemes i and a which denote grammatical numbers, were omitted.

Compare also Buryat -нь (-nʹ), -ынь (-ynʹ), -иинь (-iinʹ) and Kalmyk нь ().

PronunciationEdit

  • (after a vowel) IPA(key): /n/
  • (after a consonant) IPA(key): /ən/

ParticleEdit

нь (ni)

  1. Third-person possessive particle
  2. Topic marker
    Нохой нь маш номхон байна.
    Nokhoi ni mash nomkhon baina.
    The dog [in question] is very tame.
  3. one (a particular thing or person, qualified with an adjective)
  4. (after participles)what (marking a subject clause)

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YakutEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

нь (ń) (sentence case Нь, uppercase НЬ)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Sakha alphabet. Its name is ньэ (ńe).

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