wj

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

w A1

Dependent pronoun: first person singular

  1. I, me (see usage notes)

Usage notes[edit]

This form of pronoun is an enclitic, which must directly follow the word it modifies. Its meaning depends on its context.

  • When it follows a verb, it indicates the object of the verb
  • In the second and third person when it follows an adjective, it forms the subject of an adjectival sentance
  • When it follows a relative adjective, such as ntj, ntt, and jsṯ, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (Usually only in the first person singular and third person neuter)
  • When it follows an imperative, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • When it follows a particle like mj.k, it indicates the subject of the clause.
  • When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition


The first person singular dependent pronoun has a number of variants:

W A1
w i
w i A1
w Z1
W i
W i A1
W Z1
wj wj wj wj wj wj wj

Further, it can, optionally, be varied to indicate the identity of the antecedent - a distinction which would not have been indicated in speech, e.g.:

w A1
w B1
w A40
w G7
w A42
w A50
male human female human god god or king king dead human

Inflection[edit]

Dependent pronouns inflect for gender and number. The "neuter" third person form is used for inanimate objects. See individual pages for variant writings.

Singular Plural
1st person wj n
2nd masculine ṯw / tw ṯn / tn
2nd feminine ṯn / tn
3rd masculine sw sn
3rd feminine sj
3rd neuter st

References[edit]

Allen, Middle Egyptian