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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Nominative-accusative from Proto-Albanian *ju(s), from Proto-Indo-European *yúh₁(s) (dual) (compare Lithuanian jùs, Gothic 𐌾𐌿𐍃 (jūs, you (plural))). Older clitic u comes from clitic *u̯os, and ablative jush is from Proto-Albanian *ju-su (similarly Lithuanian genitive jū́su).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ju (accusative ju, dative juve, ablative jush)

  1. you (plural or polite)

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit


BiluaEdit

NounEdit

ju

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • A Grammar of Bilua: A Papuan Language of the Solomon Islands (2003)

BorôroEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ju

  1. manioc

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego.

PronounEdit

ju

  1. (first person singular pronoun) I

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


DrehuEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ju

  1. (anatomy) back

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jy/
  • (file)

InterjectionEdit

ju

  1. Said to a horse to make it start moving.

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish ju, German je.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ju

  1. the; used with des and either pli (more) or malpli (less) to form the first half of a coordinated comparative.
    • 1903, Ben Elmy, “La Lingvo de la floroj”, in The Esperantist: The Esperanto Gazette for the Spreading of the International Language, page 138,
      Ju pli ni studas la florojn, des pli ni konstatas, ke multe da ili posedas nesuspektitajn lertecojn, kiujn apud besto ni volonte nomus instinkto aŭ еĉ prudento.
      The more we study the flowers, the more we establish that many of them possess unexpected abilities, which in an animal we would willingly call instinct or even foresight.”

See alsoEdit


EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ju. Cognate to Finnish jo, Votic jo, and Ludian ďo.

AdverbEdit

ju

  1. Emphasises what is spoken, usually because it is already known and obvious to both parties.
    Ma ju armastan sind.
    I love you, isn't it obvious?
  2. apparently, probably
    Ju ta tahab homme minna.
    He probably wants to go tomorrow.

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

ju

  1. Romanization of 𐌾𐌿

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ju

  1. Rōmaji transcription of じゅ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ジュ
  3. Rōmaji transcription of ぢゅ
  4. Rōmaji transcription of ヂュ

LadinEdit

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ju

  1. accusative of wóna

Related termsEdit

  • nju (after preposition)

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ju

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

MaquiritariEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (De'kwana): juu

NounEdit

ju

  1. (Ye'kwana dialect) hair of the head

ReferencesEdit

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).
  • Cáceres, Natalia. Grammaire Fonctionelle-Typologique du Ye'kwana.

Middle DutchEdit

PronounEdit

ju

  1. (Flemish, Holland) accusative and dative of gi

Further readingEdit

  • ju”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon iu, from Proto-Germanic *izwiz.

PronounEdit

  1. (personal pronoun, second person, plural, accusative) you
  2. (personal pronoun, second person, plural, dative) you
  3. (possessive, second person, plural) your

DeclensionEdit

Personal pronoun:

Possessive pronoun:



Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

ju m (oblique plural jus, nominative singular jus, nominative plural ju)

  1. Alternative form of geu

Old FrisianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *izwiz.

PronounEdit

  1. Accusative and dative form of

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • West Frisian: jo

Saterland FrisianEdit

ArticleEdit

ju f

  1. the

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clitic of nju

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ju (Cyrillic spelling ју)

  1. her (clitic accusative singular of òna (she))
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Form of iju

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ju (Cyrillic spelling ју)

  1. Used to express surprise.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Danish jo, German ja.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ju

  1. Used to indicate an expectation of common understanding, or that what is said is an obvious fact.
    Bussen går ju klockan tre.
    The bus of course leaves at three o' clock. (with an expectation that the second party in the conversation is aware of the fact)

ju...desto

  1. The...the (when comparing)
    Ju större, desto bättre.
    The larger, the better.

WaujaEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ju

  1. my dear(s), dearie (intimate yet very courteous term of address from one woman to another, esp. to a female sibling, close relative, or companion)
    Hai, ju! Aya awauta apisun wiu. Ume eu. Aya awauta apisun wiu, ju. Hoona! Iseju, wi.
    "Well, dear! Let's find ourselves a lover," she said. "Let's look for a lover for ourselves, my dear." "Agreed!" [said] her younger sister.
    Pitsu neke, ju! uma pakai paiseju ipitsi. Pitsu neke, ju.
    "Your turn now, dearie," the woman said to her younger sister. "Your turn, my dear."
    Munyakawaka wi, kamwo putukawiu, naatsa kamwi eu whun. Hoona! Hai, ju! Aya waku wiu, ju! Hoona! uma pakai. Aya waku wi! Tuma ulepiu!
    It began to be light, the sun showed itself, it was just here on the horizon. So! [The women said to one another:] "Hey there, my dear! Let's go to the riverside, dear!" "Yes, let's do!" came the reply. "Let's go to the river, indeed!" They began to make fresh manioc bread [to give their lover when they met him at the river's edge].
    Ayama ju! Hoona! Iyapai otepo. Onupene otepoga akain! Eh! Ewetemewi, ju! Hokotawi tsiiiii!
    "Let's go [visit the tree] once again, dear!" [the older sister said to the younger]. "All right!" [the younger sister agreed]. [They] went under [the tree]. They saw pequi fruit [on the ground] beneath [the tree]! "Ah! Let's taste it, dear!" [She] cut [it] open: tsiiiii! [sound of slicing open the fruit]

Usage notesEdit

  • "My dear" is a rough translation of the term ju, as there is no counterpart in modern English. This is a traditional term of address between women who are speaking in a tone that is both intimate and gracious. It is simultaneously polite and tender, expressing feminine solicitude at its most comforting. Though this term was routinely used by well-spoken female elders in 1981, it was already beginning to be seen by young people as archaic. Older women would teach the anthropologist to use this lovely old term, and remark that young women nowadays no longer bothered to use it. Meanwhile, young female relatives within earshot typically would just giggle. A few decades later, it was rarely heard in daily speech, and more likely to be encountered in traditional stories. Note that it is not a kinship term, but more like a term of gender solidarity.

See alsoEdit

  • tya (my man, guys, fellas)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Hai, ju!" (transcript, p. 9), "Pitsu neke" (p. 33), "Munyakawaka wi" (p. 57), and "Ayama ju!" (p. 72), uttered by Aruta, storyteller and elder, as he recounted the traditional tale, "The Caiman Spirit" (Yakaojokuma). Recorded in Piyulaga village in the presence of assembled elders and others, November 1989. In this story, a chief, who already has two wives, takes two additional ones, causing the first two wives to feel neglected, and to decide to take a lover. The dialogue between the two women makes extensive use of ju in a comedic manner, showing the two woman so utterly jealous at their husband's taking two new wives that they completely — and quite unnaturally — put aside any jealousy between themselves. With utmost courtesy and decorum, the women in the story calmly take turns receiving the amorous attentions of their shared paramour, something it is impossible to imagine any Wauja woman tolerating, which makes the story all the more amusing.