Appendix:Proto-Slavic/ne

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This entry contains Proto-Slavic reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

ParticleEdit

*ne

  1. not

Usage notesEdit

This was a general negation particle. It normally preceded the word which was to be negated.

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: не (nje), ня (nja) (unstressed)
    • Russian: не (ne)
    • Ukrainian: не (ne)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic: нє (ne)
    • Bulgarian: не (ne)
    • Macedonian: не (ne)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: не
      Latin: ne
    • Slovene: ne
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: ne
    • Polish: nie
    • Slovak: nie
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: , nje-, njej- (in some forms of the verb byś only), nja- (in some verbs only), njo- (in some forms of the verb kšěś only), nic (negation of the sentence)
      • Upper Sorbian: , nje-, njej- (in some forms of the verb być only), no- (in some forms of the verb chcyć only), ni- (in some forms of the verb měć only), nic (negation of the sentence)
Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 15:56