See also: ې, ي, ئ, ۍ, ـی, ے, ى, and ۓ
Arabic Farsi Ye.gif
Character ی U+06CC, ی
Name ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH
Block Arabic
ۋ [U+06CB] [U+06CD] ۍ

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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

Modification of ي.

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ﻯ / 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 ی
Tajik и ‎(i)

ی ‎(-ye)

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

Usage notesEdit

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

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