мен

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Andi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Avar мун (mun).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. (women's speech) you
    Synonym: (men's speech) мин (min)

Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men) (personal)

  1. Alternative form of мене (mene) (the full form of the first-person singular pronoun in the accusative case, used as the direct object of a verb); me
    Избери мен вместо Петър.
    Izberi men vmesto Petǎr.
    Choose me instead of Peter.
    Мен ли търсиш?
    Men li tǎrsiš?
    Is it me you are looking for?
  2. Alternative form of мене (mene) (the first-person singular pronoun in the prepositional case, used as the object of a preposition); me
    Ела с мен.
    Ela s men.
    Come with me.
    Не сядай до мен.
    Ne sjadaj do men.
    Don't sit next to me.

Related terms[edit]

Central Mansi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men) (Konda)

  1. we (in the dual)

Declension[edit]

This pronoun needs an inflection-table template.

See also[edit]

Eastern Mansi personal pronouns
singular dual plural
1st person ам (am) мен (men), менг (meng) ман (man)
2nd person нанг (nang), нан (nan), най (naj), нян (nân) нэй (nèj) нан (nan)
3rd person тав (taw) тэн (tèn) тан (tan)

References[edit]

  • E. A. Kuzakova (2001), “мен”, in Мансийско-русский словарь (кондинский диалект мансийского языка), По рассказу П. К. Чейметова «Ворыяп хумый» («Два охотника») [Mansi-Russian dictionary (Kondinsky dialect of the Mansi language), Based on the story by P. K. Cheymetov “Ворыяп хумый” (“Two Hunters”)], Kondinsky district: local history museum, →ISBN

Kamassian[edit]

Мен.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samoyedic *wën.

Noun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. dog

Declension[edit]

Declension of мен
singular plural
nominative мен (men) менәйәʼ (menəjəʔ) мензеӈ (menzeŋ)
genitive менән (menən) менәйән (menəjən) мензен (menzen)
accusative менәм (menəm) менәйәм (menəjəm) мензеӈәм (menzeŋəm)
allative мендә (mendə) менәйәнә (menəjənə) мензеӈдә (menzeŋdə)
locative меӈгән (meŋgən) менәйәгән (menəjəgən) мензеӈгән (menzeŋgən)
ablative меӈгәʼ (meŋgəʔ) менәйәгәʼ (menəjəgəʔ) мензеӈгәʼ (menzeŋgəʔ)
instrumental мензьәʼ (menźəʔ) менәйәзьәʼ (menəjəźəʔ) мензеӈзьәʼ (menzeŋźəʔ)
Possessive forms of мен
First Second Third
singular мембә (membə) меллә (mellə) мендә (mendə)
dual мембәй (membəj) мелләй (melləj) мендәй (mendəj)
plural мембеʼ (membeʔ) меллеʼ (melleʔ) мендеʼ (mendeʔ)

References[edit]

  • Donner, Kai R. (1944), “mɛ̀ǹ”, in Kamassisches Wörterbuch nebst Sprachproben und Hauptzügen der Grammatik, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura

Karachay-Balkar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

Kazakh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative scripts
Arabic مەن
Cyrillic мен
Latin men

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I (first-person singular nominative and disjunctive pronoun)
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative scripts
Arabic مەن
İske imlâ برلان
Cyrillic мен
Latin men

Haplologised variant of менен (menen), from original برلان (birlān /⁠birlän⁠/, attested to be pronounced as мінен (mınen)).

Conjunction[edit]

мен (men)

  1. and
    ата мен анаata men anafather and mother

Kumyk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

See also[edit]

Kyrgyz[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men) (Arabic spelling مەن)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Nogai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I

Northern Altai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben. Cognate with Tuvan мен (men), Khakas мин (min), Shor мен (men), Chulym мӓн (män), Western Yugur men, Tofa мен (men), Karachay-Balkar мен (men), Kumyk мен (men), Southern Altai мен (men), Kazakh мен (men), Turkish ben, etc.

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • N. A Baskakov, editor (1972), “мен”, in Severnyje dialekty Altajskovo (Ojrotskovo Jazyka- Dialekt kumandincev(Kumandin Kiži) [Northern Dialect of Altai -Kumandin Dialect(Kumandin kiži)], Moskva: glavnaja redakcija vostočnoja literatury, →ISBN

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mʲen]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

мен (menf inan pl

  1. genitive plural of ме́на (ména)

Shor[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I

Southern Altai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben (I).

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I

Tofa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben. Cognate with Tuvan мен (men), Khakas мин (min), Southern Altai мен (men), Kazakh мен (men), Turkish ben, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Turkic [Term?]. Cognate with Tuvan мен (men), Old Turkic 𐰢𐰤 (mn²), etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

мен (men)

  1. First-person singular predicative particle, used after predicates.

See also[edit]

Tuvan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben. Cognate with Tofa мен (men), Khakas мин (min), Southern Altai мен (men), Kazakh мен (men), Turkish ben.

Pronoun[edit]

мен (men)

  1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ben. Cognate with Tofa мен (men), Old Turkic 𐰢𐰤 (mn²).

Particle[edit]

мен (men)

  1. Forms the first-person singular predicative when used in conjunction with nouns, adjectives, and certain verb tenses, including the present-future and indefinite past.
    • 1921, “Тоорутукг долгай тандым”:
      Тос-ла чүзүн малымайны / Доруктурза, байыыр-ла мен.
      Tos-la çüzün malımaynı / Dorukturza, bayıır-la men.
      My livestocks of nine colours / If my taiga raises them, I’ll be rich.
    • 2011, “Мен — тыва мен”:
      Мен — тыва мен, / Мөңге харлыг дагның оглу мен.
      Men — tıva men, / Möñge xarlıg dagnıñ oglu men.
      I am a Tuvan, / I'm the son of the mountains capped with perpetual snow.

See also[edit]

  • бис (bis, first-person plural)
  • сен (sen, second-person singular)
  • силер (siler, second-person plural)
  • ол (ol, third-person singular)
  • -лар (-lar, third-person plural)
  • (-m)