Nheengatu Edit

Etymology Edit

From Old Tupi a’e. Cognate with Guaraní ha’e.

Pronunciation Edit

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  • Hyphenation: a‧é
  • Rhymes:

Pronoun Edit

  1. (first-class) third-person singular personal pronoun (he, him, she, her, it)
    mira. usasá puranga.
    He is a person. He does well.
    Indé reputari reyuká .
    You want to kill him.

Usage notes Edit

  • As a first-class pronoun, is used as the subject (with the exception of second-class verbs, which are sometimes referred to as adjectives) and as the object of a sentence. Unlike other first-class pronouns, is not used with the postposition arama.

See also Edit

Nheengatu personal pronouns
singular first-class pronoun second-class pronoun
first-person ixé se
second-person indé ne
third-person i
plural first-class pronoun second-class pronoun
first-person yandé yané
second-person penhẽ pe
third-person aintá (or ) aintá (or )

References Edit

Old French Edit

Noun Edit

 m or f

  1. Alternative form of (age)