kia

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Abenaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Penobscot kia.

Pronoun[edit]

kia

  1. you, thou (the singular second person pronoun)

References[edit]

  • 1884, Jos. Laurent, New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues
  • 1902, J. Dyneley Prince, The Differentiation Between the Penobscot and the Canadian Abenaki Dialects, in the American Anthropologist, volume 4

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ki- (interrogative and relative correlative prefix) + -a (correlative suffix of kind)

Determiner[edit]

kia (plural kiaj, accusative singular kian, accusative plural kiajn)

  1. what kind of, which kind of (the interrogative and relative correlative of kind)

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Like other interrogative and relative correlatives, kia can be combined with ajn, the adverbial particle of generality. Kia ajn thus means whatever kind of.


Penobscot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Abenaki kia.

Pronoun[edit]

kia

  1. you, thou (the singular second person pronoun)

References[edit]

  • 1902, J. Dyneley Prince, The Differentiation Between the Penobscot and the Canadian Abenaki Dialects, in the American Anthropologist, volume 4