n-

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Abenaki[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to nia (I, me).

Prefix[edit]

n-

  1. (prefixed to nouns, used before consonants) my
  2. (prefixed to verbs, used before consonants) I
  3. (prefixed to verbs, used before consonants) I (exclusive we)

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • nd- (used before vowels)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ne, en, from Old Dutch ne, from Proto-Germanic *ne.

Prefix[edit]

n-

  1. Used to negate the pronoun or adverb which follows it, yielding the same part of speech

Derived terms[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

n- (class A infixed pronoun)

  1. us

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Category Old Irish words prefixed with n- not found

Swahili[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ny- (before a vowel)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *n-.

Prefix[edit]

n- (plural n-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 9 denoting animals and miscellaneous nouns.
    1. Used as a class for foreign borrowings that cannot fit other classes morphologically.
  2. The prefix for noun class 10 denoting the plurals of noun class 9 and noun class 11.

Usage notes[edit]

Except for nouns where the stem is of one syllable, n can only be followed by g, d, j, y, and z in Swahili. As a result of this, when the stem starts with a vowel, n- changes to ny-, when it starts with a b or v it changes to a m, and *nw, *nl, and *nr becomes mb, nd, and nd respectively. In front of any stems where these rules cannot be applied, it disappears.

See also[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Prefix[edit]

n- (basic noun prefix)

  1. Basic (augmentless) form of in-