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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch niet-. Akin to German nicht-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

nie-

  1. non-

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • Donaldson, Bruce C. (1993), A Grammar of Afrikaans, Mouton de Gruyter, p. 417, ISBN 9783110134261

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

nie-

  1. Generic negation prefix, used for adjectives, adverbs and participles; un-, dis-, -less, non-

Derived termsEdit


Usage notesEdit

Before the spelling reform of 1998, an adjectival participle could be negated with this prefix only when used as an adjective, e.g. niepijący ‎(teetotal), as opposed to being used as a participle, e.g. nie pijący ‎(not drinking (at the time)), in which case it should use a standalone nie. The reform permitted attaching nie to the participle in both cases. [1]

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