Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/my

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains 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-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 mes and Old Armenian մեք (mekʿ).

PronounEdit

*my[1][2][3]

  1. we (plural)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: мы (my)
    • Russian: мы (my)
    • Rusyn: мы ()
    • Ukrainian: ми (my)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: my
    • Kashubian:
    • Polish: my
    • Slovak: my
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: my
      • Upper Sorbian: my

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*my”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 336: “prn. ‘we’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “my”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “we: cf. table X (SA 34ff., 244)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*mŷ”