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KannadaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian یا().

ConjunctionEdit

ಯಾ ()

  1. or
    ಅವನು ಯಾ ನಾನು ಅಂಗಡಿಗೆ ಹೋದೆವು.
    avanu yā nānu aṅgaḍige hōdevu.
    He or I went to the store.

Usage notesEdit

This conjunction is a general "or." It can be used as an inclusive "or" or as an exclusive "or." Compare with "ಇಲ್ಲವೆ."

It should be noted that as in all cases in Kannada where there is disjunction in the subject, the subject still governs a plural verb. For example: "ಅವನು ಯಾ ಅವಳು ಹೋಗುವರು" ("he or she will go").

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