See also: ewu


Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Cariban *awɨ. Compare Trió wïï, Wayana ïu, Waiwai owï. Synchronically as if ü- (first-person prefix) + a singular/dual personal pronoun base *wü, with subsequent sound change.




  1. (Ye'kwana dialect) the first-person singular pronoun; I, me.



  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “ewü”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon, page 120
  • Hall, Katherine Lee (1988) The morphosyntax of discourse in De'kwana Carib, volume I and II, Saint Louis, Missouri: PhD Thesis, Washington University, page 282
  • Hall, Katherine (2007), “ɨwɨ”, in Mary Ritchie Key & Bernard Comrie, editors, The Intercontinental Dictionary Series[1], Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, published 2021
  • Meira, Sérgio (2002), “A first comparison of pronominal and demonstrative systems in the Cariban language family”, in Mily Crevels, Simon van de Kerke, Sergio Meira and Hein van der Voort, editors, Current Studies on South American Languages[2], Leiden: Research School of Asian, African, and American Studies (CNWS), Leiden University, →ISBN, pages 255–275