ي

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Character  ي 
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER YEH
Arabic U+064A
See also: ى and ی

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

ي / ي‍ـ‍ / ‍ـي‍ـ / ـي (yāʾ)

  1. The twenty-eighth and final letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by و.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): [jæːʔ, jaːʔ, jɑːʔ, je]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j, iː/ (in Literary Arabic)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j, i(ː), e(ː)/ (in Arabic dialects and loanwords)

Usage notes[edit]

  • After "kasra" it is pronounced as a long ī IPA(key): /iː/ or y IPA(key): /j/ after fatḥa, ḍamma and before other vowels.
  • In the final position alif maqṣūra (ألف مقصورة, 'restricted alif') is always written without dots (ـى). alif maqṣūra always follows a fatḥa and is transliterated as ā, see ى for its pronunciation. It is also called alif layyina (ألف لينة, 'flexible alif')
  • In Egypt and Sudan, the final yāʾ is written without dots and is visually identical to alif maqṣūra.

Number[edit]

ى (yāʾ)

  1. The tenth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by ط and followed by ك.

Suffix[edit]

ي ()

  1. me, my (bound object pronoun)
    لي (lī) — to me

See also[edit]

See also[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [jɐ]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant) IPA(key): [j]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel) IPA(key): [i], [e], [ɛ]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel, Closed ultima, Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): [e], [ɛ]

Letter[edit]

ي / ي‍ـ / ‍ـي‍ـ / ـي

  1. The thirty-fourth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

See also[edit]


Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈklaka je/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j/, /i/

Letter[edit]

ي (klaka ye)

  1. The forty-first letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ي ـي ـيـ يـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ۀ
  • Next letter: ې

Uyghur[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ي (ye)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Uyghur alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ي ـي ـيـ يـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ئى (i)