ني

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ArabicEdit

SuffixEdit

ـني ‎(-nī) (enclitic form of أَنَا ‎(ʾanā))

  1. me (bound object pronoun)

Usage notesEdit

أَنَا ‎(ʾanā) has three enclitic forms which are employed in different contexts and are generally not interchangeable. The enclitic form ـنِي ‎(-nī) is 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 form ـِي ‎() is used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي ‎() would be preceded by a long vowel, ـيَ ‎(-ya) is used instead.


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)
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