See also: Yi, , , , , and -yî

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ukrainian ї (ji).

LetterEdit

yi (lower case, upper case YI, plural yis or yi's)

  1. The Cyrillic letter Ї ї, used in the Ukrainian and Rusyn alphabets.

Etymology 2Edit

From Armenian յի (yi).

LetterEdit

yi (lower case, upper case YI, plural yis or yi's)

  1. The Armenian letter Յ, յ.

AfarEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

  1. my

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “yi”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Cameroon PidginEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

yi

  1. 3rd person singular object personal pronoun

Usage notesEdit

This is likely to have an animate referent, while the clitic -am is employed for an inanimate referent.

See alsoEdit

DeterminerEdit

yi

  1. 3rd person singular possessive determiner

See alsoEdit


Dama (Sierra Leone)Edit

NounEdit

yi

  1. Alternative form of ji

DazagaEdit

NounEdit

yi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Charles Le Coeur, Marguerite Le Coeur, Grammaire et textes teda-daza (1956)
  • Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Daniel Barreteau, Uwe Seibert, L'homme et l'eau dans le bassin du lac Tchad (1997), page 75: Teda, Daza yi

LashiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Lolo-Burmese *ray, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *rya-t. Cognates include Burmese ရယ် (rai) and Sichuan Yi (yy).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

yi

  1. (intransitive) to laugh

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

yi

  1. (intransitive) to go
    Sara jung hkyo yi bye.The teacher has gone to school. (Quoting Luk, p. 26)
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yi

  1. necklace

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

yi

  1. Used to mark the plural of a noun depicting a human being.
    Hit mo jocang yi myócò nyit.There are many children here. (Quoting Luk, p. 119)

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis), pages 15,

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

yi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

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.

Middle EnglishEdit

DeterminerEdit

yi

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þi (thy)

Murrinh-PathaEdit

ConjunctionEdit

yi

  1. and

ReferencesEdit

  • Mark Abley, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003)

NormanEdit

 
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Wikipedia nrm

Alternative formsEdit

  • ieil (Guernsey)
  • u (continental Normandy)

EtymologyEdit

From older *ye, from Old French ueil, from Vulgar Latin oclus, from Latin oculus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ji/
  • (Sark) IPA(key): /jɪ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

yi m (plural ièrs)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy) eye
  2. (Jersey) opening of lobster pot

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


TedagaEdit

NounEdit

yi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Charles Le Coeur, Marguerite Le Coeur, Grammaire et textes teda-daza (1956)
  • Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Daniel Barreteau, Uwe Seibert, L'homme et l'eau dans le bassin du lac Tchad (1997), page 75: Teda, Daza yi

TobaEdit

NounEdit

yi

  1. older/elder brother

ReferencesEdit

  • 2012, María Belén Carpio and Marisa Censabella, Clauses as noun modifiers in Toba, in Relative Clauses in Languages of the Americas (edited by Bernard Comrie and Zarina Estrada Fernández; →ISBN

WutunhuaEdit

Wutunhua numbers (edit)
10
1 2  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: yi, yi-zek
    Ordinal: di-yi, dangwo

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin ().

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

yi

  1. one
    Synonym: yi-zek

ReferencesEdit

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[3], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

YorubaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /jí/

NounEdit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Y.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /jí/

VerbEdit

  1. (transitive) to topple
  2. (intransitive) to be toppled

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /jí/

VerbEdit

  1. (intransitive) to rotate
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /jī/

VerbEdit

yi

  1. (intransitive) to be tough
Derived termsEdit