TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

tai

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-5 language code for Tai languages.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (たい).

NounEdit

tai

  1. A fish, the Japanese bream.

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


'Are'areEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *isa, *əsa, from Proto-Austronesian *isa, *əsa, *asa.

Cognate with Maori tahi (one), Hawaiian kahi (one).

NumeralEdit

tai

  1. one

Etymology 2Edit

Appears to be cognate with Maori tui (to sew; to string or thread together), Hawaiian kui (needle, pin; to string or thread together).

VerbEdit

tai

  1. to sew
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


AklanonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqi, compare Malay tahi.

NounEdit

tai

  1. excrement, feces

BalineseEdit

NounEdit

tai

  1. excrement, feces

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian.

NounEdit

tai

  1. feces
  2. dung; animal excrement

AdjectiveEdit

tai

  1. (vulgar, colloquial) despicable

InterjectionEdit

tai

  1. (vulgar, offensive) Used similar to shit!

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Thai ไทย (tai).

NounEdit

tai n (genitive singular tais, uncountable)

  1. Thai language

SynonymsEdit


FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central Pacific *taci, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

NounEdit

tai

  1. coast
  2. sea-shore

FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • tahi (mostly archaic; see the below usage notes)

EtymologyEdit

From earlier tahi (*tahdik), probably originally tah- +‎ -i (lative suffix), the stem of which is that of tahtoa (and also tahansa, tahallaan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑi̯(ˣ)/, [ˈt̪ɑi̯(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • Syllabification(key): tai

ConjunctionEdit

tai

  1. (coordinating; in affirmative clauses) or
    Sinä tai minä.You or me.
    Tajusin rakastuneeni, halusin tai en.I realised I'd fallen in love, whether I wanted to or not.

Usage notesEdit

  • (tai/vai):
    • Tai is an inclusive or, while vai is an exclusive or. For instance, while Söitkö sinä leivän tai hedelmät? and Söitkö sinä leivän vai hedelmät? are both correct, the former asks in a yes or no question if you ate bread, fruit, bread and fruit, or nothing, while the latter asks which you ate, the bread, or the fruit. vai may only be used in interrogative clauses.
    • Outside interrogative clauses, an explicit or may be expressed using joko ... tai (technically only for two options, but sometimes used also with more than two).
  • (tai/taikka/tahi):
    • In legal language, there exists a difference between tai and taikka. taikka is considered "stronger" than tai. For example, an attribute specified before a list will apply to every item with tai, but not with taikka. Generally speaking tai is seen as binding things closer together than taikka.
      tieteellinen tai historiallinen tutkimus taikka tilastointiscientific or historical research; or compiling statistics = any of the following: (a) scientific research, (b) historical research, (c) compiling statistics (not necessarily scientific or historical)
    • Colloquially tai and taikka are largely interchangeable and their use depends on the speaker.
    • Particularly in older legal texts, tahi is sometimes used as well, with the scale being tai < tahi < taikka (from weakest to strongest). tahi is otherwise now only used dialectally as an alternative form of tai.

SynonymsEdit

  • taikka, tahikka (less common; see the above usage notes)
  • tahi (chiefly archaic; see the above usage notes)
  • eli (archaic)

NounEdit

tai

  1. OR (logic gate or connector)

DeclensionEdit

Rarely inflected; if inflection is necessary, it is used as the first component in a compound, such as TAI-portti ("OR gate").


Inflection of tai (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative tai tait
genitive tain taiden
taitten
partitive taita taita
illative taihin taihin
singular plural
nominative tai tait
accusative nom. tai tait
gen. tain
genitive tain taiden
taitten
partitive taita taita
inessive taissa taissa
elative taista taista
illative taihin taihin
adessive tailla tailla
ablative tailta tailta
allative taille taille
essive taina taina
translative taiksi taiksi
instructive tain
abessive taitta taitta
comitative taineen
Possessive forms of tai (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person taini taimme
2nd person taisi tainne
3rd person tainsa

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


Futuna-AniwaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

NounEdit

tai

  1. the sea
  2. salt water

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of タイ

JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

tai (ngoko tai, krama tinja)

  1. excrement, feces
  2. rust

ReferencesEdit

  • “[ tai]” in Bausastra Jawa, Yogyakarta: The Linguistic Center of Yogyakarta [Balai Bahasa Provinsi Yogyakarta].

KarelianEdit

PronounEdit

tai

  1. this
  2. that

KokodaEdit

NounEdit

tai

  1. (Tarof) water

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


LatgalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Lithuanian taip.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtài̯]
  • Hyphenation: tai

AdverbEdit

tai

  1. so (in this way)

ParticleEdit

tai

  1. yes, that's right

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN

LatvianEdit

PronounEdit

tai

  1. to that; dative singular feminine form of tas
  2. in that; locative singular masculine form of tas
  3. in that; locative singular feminine form of tas

LithuanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from an unattested neuter form *ta, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *tas, taˀ, ta (that); see tas for more. Evidence for a Common Baltic neuter form *ta (matching Proto-Slavic *to) can be observed in Old Prussian stas, sta(i), sta and the Latvian particle ta-. The suffix -aĩ is apparently formed by analogy with kai (when, while); see this entry for more.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /tɐɪ/

ConjunctionEdit

taĩ

  1. (subordinating) that, then (in that case); introduces a complement to the main clause
    Jéi nóri, taĩ ir̃ reĩkia. - If you want to, then you should
    Vìskas, norė́jau, taĩ tìk išsimiegóti. - All I wanted was to have a good night's sleep.
  2. (coordinating, correlative) firstthen
    Taĩ víenas, taĩ kìtas ateĩna. - First one came, then another.

ParticleEdit

taĩ

  1. (emphatic) puts additional emphasis on the subject of the clause; now that's … !; so that's … !
    Taĩ kur̃ jìs! - So that's where he is!
    Õ dabar̃ taĩ àš bėdojè. - And now it's me who's in trouble.

PronounEdit

taĩ (indeclinable)

  1. (demonstrative) that (refers to an object or idea understood by both parties)
    Taĩ įdomù - That's interesting
    Kàs taĩ yrà? - What is that?
  2. (demonstrative) that, what (the first element of a relative clause, may be omitted)
    Taĩ, kàs išliekaWhat (=that which) remains.
    Gal jaũ laĩkas darýti taĩ, kàs patiñka mán. - Perhaps it's time I did what I like for once.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


MakasarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqi, from Proto-Austronesian *Caqi.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tai (Lontara spelling ᨈᨕᨗ)

  1. feces
  2. discharge, dirt (in compounds)

Derived termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

tai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tài.

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.

MansakaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqi, compare Malay tahi.

NounEdit

tai

  1. excrement, feces

Etymology 2Edit

From tahi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tahiq.

VerbEdit

tai

  1. to sew

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tai, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik (compare with Malay tasik (ms)).

NounEdit

tai

  1. sea

See alsoEdit


MaquiritariEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (allomorph after i) chai

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Cariban [Term?]. Compare Apalaí tae, Hixkaryana taye, Macushi tapai.

PronunciationEdit

PostpositionEdit

tai

  1. through, by; indicates motion by way of a non-aquatic object of class 2

Usage notesEdit

This postposition cannot take person markers to indicate its object.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011) Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana[1], Lyon, page 267–272

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

tai

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Naga PidginEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Assamese তাই (tai, she), from Early Assamese তাই (tai, she), from Magadhi Prakrit 𑀢𑀸𑀏 (tāe, by her), from Sanskrit तया (tayā, by her (instrumental case)). Cognate with Sylheti ꠔꠣꠁ (tai).

PronounEdit

tai

  1. he, she
    Lazarus nam ekjon manu thakise. Tai laga duijon boinikhan thakise.
    A man names Lazarus lived. His two sisters lived.

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.i/
  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Syllabification: ta‧i

VerbEdit

tai

  1. third-person singular present of taić

PukapukanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tasi.

NumeralEdit

tai

  1. one, first, single
    Synonym: tayi

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tai, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

NounEdit

tai

  1. sea
    Ka wao au ki tai.
    I will jump into the sea.
  2. ocean
    Na wō te kau tāne ki tai yī kakai.
    The men have gone to the ocean to fish for tuna.
  3. tide
    Na wōwonu te tai i te mōtāyao, ko kikī i te ola lua nei.
    The tide was full in the morning, it is out now at two o'clock.
Derived termsEdit
  • taí (lagoon side of the island or village)
  • tukutai (beach, lagoon shore)

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

tai

  1. to carve, shape wood
  2. to hew
Derived termsEdit
  • taitai (cutting, hewing)

Further readingEdit


Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tai, from Proto-Oceanic *tasik, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tasik.

NounEdit

tai

  1. sea

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tai

  1. first/second-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of tăia

Southeastern TepehuanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Northern Tepehuan taí, O'odham tai, Huichol tái, Cora taíj, Classical Nahuatl tletl, Mayo tajji.

NounEdit

tai

  1. fire

ReferencesEdit

  • R. de Willett, Elizabeth, et al. (2016) Diccionario tepehuano de Santa María Ocotán, Durango (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 48)‎[2] (in Spanish), electronic edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 159

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

tai m (uncountable)

  1. Tai

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tie.

VerbEdit

tai

  1. to tie, to bind

Derived termsEdit


SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

tai (n class, plural tai)

  1. eagle
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English tie.

NounEdit

tai (n class, plural tai)

  1. tie (article of clothing)

TausugEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqi.

NounEdit

tai

  1. excrement, feces

TernateEdit

 
tai

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tai

  1. the fish Lutjanus lemniscatus

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tai

  1. (transitive) to stare at
ConjugationEdit
Conjugation of tai
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st totai fotai mitai
2nd notai nitai
3rd Masculine otai itai, yotai
Feminine motai
Neuter itai
- archaic

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *saːj.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cái) tai (, 𦖱, , 𦖻, , 𣌒)

  1. (anatomy) ear

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

AnagramsEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tai m pl

  1. plural of

VerbEdit

tai

  1. third-person singular counterfactual conditional colloquial of bod (used after pe (if), which can also be omitted)
    (pe) tai hi’n hapusif she were happy

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tai dai nhai thai
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZouEdit

VerbEdit

tai

  1. run

ReferencesEdit