See also: ewu

MaquiritariEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ewü

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

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “ewü”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon, page 120
  • 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