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See also: máyī and mǎyǐ

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ChichewaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

máyi class 1a (plural amáyi class 2)

  1. mother
  2. madam, lady (also used as a term of address)
  3. maternal aunt, mother's sister

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit


ChimwiiniEdit

NounEdit

mayi class 6

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Charles W. Kisseberth and Mohammad Imam Abasheikh (2011), "Chimwiini phonological phrasing revisited" in Lingua 121:1987–2013.

Guugu YimidhirrEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Paman *mayi, from Proto-Pama-Maric *mayi, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *mayi.

Compare Wanyi mama.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mayi

  1. vegetable-based food

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.

IdoEdit

NounEdit

mayi

  1. plural of mayo

WanyiEdit

ParticleEdit

mayi

  1. expresses a possible future state

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)