See also: ې[U+06D0 ARABIC LETTER E], ي[U+064A ARABIC LETTER YEH], ئ[U+0626 ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE], ۍ[U+06CD ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH TAIL], ـی‎, ے[U+06D2 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE], ى[U+0649 ARABIC LETTER ALEF MAKSURA], and ۓ[U+06D3 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE WITH HAMZA ABOVE]
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ی U+06CC, ی
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH
ۋ
[U+06CB]
Arabic ۍ
[U+06CD]
U+FBFC, ﯼ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH ISOLATED FORM

[U+FBFB]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FBFD]
U+FBFD, ﯽ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH FINAL FORM

[U+FBFC]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FBFE]
U+FBFE, ﯾ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH INITIAL FORM

[U+FBFD]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A ﯿ
[U+FBFF]
ﯿ U+FBFF, ﯿ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH MEDIAL FORM

[U+FBFE]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FC00]

ArabicEdit

LetterEdit

ی

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ی ـی ـیـ یـ
  1. (Egypt, Sudan) The yāʾ ي(y) in the final position, as spelled by the Egyptians and the Sudanese. This was the original form of the letter in final position for both of and , before the creation of ي(y).

KashmiriEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /lɔkuʈ jeː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j/, /iː/

LetterEdit

ی (y)

  1. The forty-first letter of the traditional alphabet chart of Kashmiri.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ی ـی ـیـ یـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ہ(h)
  • Next letter: ے(ē)

PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /nɑriˈna je/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ai/, /j/

LetterEdit

ی (nârina ye)

  1. The forty-third letter of the Pashto alphabet.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form
ی ـی

Usage notesEdit

  • If preceded by a consonant, the letter ی represents /ai/.
  • If preceded by a vowel, ی represents /j/.

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ې
  • Next letter: ۍ

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Earlier version of ي(y) without إِعْجَام(ʾiʿjām, letter dots) in the final form.

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ی / ﻳ / ﻴ / ﯽ (ye)

  1. The thirty-second and final letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ه‎. Its name is یه(ye) or یا().

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Persian Y (ī).

Alternative formsEdit

  • ٔ(-ye): used for words ending in ـه(-e) (ـهٔ(-e-ye))
  • ای(-i) (misspelling, Dari)

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

Dari ی
Iranian Persian
Tajik и (i)

ی (-ye)

  1. the grammatical particle ezafe; see Appendix:Persian ezâfe
Usage notesEdit

Written after words ending in the vowels ـه(-e), ـا(), or ـو(-u, -o).


UrduEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ی (choṭī ye)

  1. The thirty-eighth letter of the Urdu alphabet.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ی ـی ـیـ یـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ء
  • Next letter: ے

See alsoEdit