See also: TW, tw., .tw, t.w., and ṯw

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

tw

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Twi.

EgyptianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From earlier tj.

DeterminerEdit

tw

 f sg proximal, later copular/vocative demonstrative determiner

  1. (Old Egyptian) this
  2. (Middle Egyptian) O (vocative reference)
Usage notesEdit

This demonstrative was originally a determiner but could later be used alone, like a pronoun. When used as a determiner it follows the noun it describes.

InflectionEdit
Alternative formsEdit

There is also an alternative form that cannot stand alone as a pronoun: twy.

PronounEdit

tw

 impersonal enclitic (‘dependent’) pronoun

  1. (Middle Egyptian) used as the impersonal subject of an adverbial predicate or verb form; one, someone or something unspecified
  2. used as a substitute for noun phrases referring to the king [since the New Kingdom]
Usage notesEdit

tw can be used as a subject without any introductory particle only with a verb in the periphrastic prospective (the pseudoverbal construction with r).

In the sense referring to the king, this pronoun is conventionally translated as capitalized “One”.

Alternative formsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

tw

 m sg 2. enclitic (‘dependent’) pronoun

  1. Variant spelling of ṯw

ReferencesEdit


White HmongEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *tu̯eiX (tail). Cognate with Iu Mien dueiv.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tw

  1. tail