ني

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See also: نی and نے

Arabic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـني or ـنِيَ (-nī or -niya) (enclitic form of أَنَا (ʾanā))

  1. me (bound object pronoun)
    أَعْطَيْتُمُونِيهَا‎ ― ʾaʿṭaytumūnīhāYou gave me it

Usage notes[edit]

أَنَا (ʾanā) has four enclitic forms which are employed in different contexts and are generally not interchangeable. The enclitic forms ـنِي (-nī) and ـنِيَ (-niya) are attached to verbs, prepositions ending in نْ (n) with no final vowel (e.g., مِنْ (min) and عَنْ (ʿan)), and the sisters of إِنَّ (ʾinna) except لَعَلَّ (laʿalla). The forms ـِي () and ـِيَ (-iya) are used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي () would be preceded by a long vowel, only ـيَ (-ya) is used.


Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـنى (-ni)

  1. me (bound object pronoun)

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of اين, from Proto-Malayic *(i)ni(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)ni, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)ni.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ني (ni)

  1. this (the (thing) here)
  2. this (known (thing) just mentioned)
  3. this (known (thing) about to be mentioned)
  4. this (known (thing) that the speaker does not think is known to the audience)

Pronoun[edit]

ني (ni)

  1. this (The thing, item, etc. being indicated)