See also: نی and نے

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ArabicEdit

SuffixEdit

ـني or ـنِيَ (-nī or -niya) (enclitic form of أَنَا (ʾanā))

  1. me (bound object pronoun)
    أَعْطَيْتُمُونِيهَا‎ ― ʾaʿṭaytumūnīhāYou gave me it

Usage notesEdit

أَنَا (ʾanā) has four enclitic forms which are employed in different contexts and are generally not interchangeable. The enclitic forms ـنِي (-nī) and ـنِيَ (-niya) are attached to verbs, prepositions ending in نْ (n) with no final vowel (e.g., مِنْ (min) and عَنْ (ʿan)), and the sisters of إِنَّ (ʾinna) except لَعَلَّ (laʿalla). The forms ـِي () and ـِيَ (-iya) are used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي () would be preceded by a long vowel, only ـيَ (-ya) is used.


Egyptian ArabicEdit

SuffixEdit

ـنى (-ni)

  1. me (bound object pronoun)

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of اين, from Proto-Malayic *(i)ni(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)ni, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)ni.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

ني (ni)

  1. this (the (thing) here)
  2. this (known (thing) just mentioned)
  3. this (known (thing) about to be mentioned)
  4. this (known (thing) that the speaker does not think is known to the audience)

PronounEdit

ني (ni)

  1. this (The thing, item, etc. being indicated)