Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/my

This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Slavic

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Etymology

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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *mans. From Proto-Indo-European *wéy, with an irregular change from *w- to *m-. The same irregular change happened in middle Indo-Iranian languages and German dialects. Cognate with Lithuanian mẽs and Old Armenian մեք (mekʻ).

Pronoun

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*my[1][2][3]

  1. we (plural)

Declension

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Descendants

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  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: мꙑ (my)
      • Old Ruthenian: мы (my)
        • Belarusian: мы (my)
        • Carpathian Rusyn: мы ()
        • Ukrainian: ми (my)
      • Russian: мы (my)
    • Old Novgorodian: мꙑ (my)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic:
      Old Cyrillic script: мꙑ (my)
      Glagolitic script: [Term?]
    • Bulgarian: ние (nie) (re-formed by analogy)
    • Macedonian: ние (nie) (re-formed by analogy), ми (mi) (dialectal), мие (mie) (dialectal)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic script: ми̑
      Latin script:
    • Slovene: (tonal orthography)
  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: my
    • Old Polish: my
      • Masurian: mi
      • Polish: my
      • Silesian: my
    • Slovak: my
    • Pomeranian:
      • Kashubian:
      • Slovincian:
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: my
      • Upper Sorbian: my

References

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  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*my”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 336:prn. ‘we’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “my”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:we: cf. table X (SA 34ff., 244)
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, https://fran.si:*mŷ

Further reading

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “мы”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress