See also: yái, yái̱, þai, and ya'i

ChuaveEdit

NounEdit

yai

  1. man

ReferencesEdit

  • Orthography and Phonology Database: Highlands and Papuan Regions (SIL, 1999), page 10 (Chuave wordlist)

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

yai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yái.

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.

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *ìgɪ́.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

yai (ma class, plural mayai)

  1. egg