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See also: ى[U+0649 ARABIC LETTER ALEF MAKSURA], ی[U+06CC ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH], ې[U+06D0 ARABIC LETTER E], ۍ[U+06CD ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH TAIL], ئ[U+0626 ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE], ے[U+06D2 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE], and ۓ[U+06D3 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE WITH HAMZA ABOVE]
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ي U+064A, ي
ARABIC LETTER YEH
ى
[U+0649]
Arabic ◌ً
[U+064B]
U+FEF1, ﻱ
ARABIC LETTER YEH ISOLATED FORM

[U+FEF0]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEF2]
U+FEF2, ﻲ
ARABIC LETTER YEH FINAL FORM

[U+FEF1]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEF3]
U+FEF3, ﻳ
ARABIC LETTER YEH INITIAL FORM

[U+FEF2]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEF4]
U+FEF4, ﻴ
ARABIC LETTER YEH MEDIAL FORM

[U+FEF3]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEF5]

Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /jaːʔ/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j/, /iː/ (in Literary Arabic)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j/, /i(ː)/, /eː/ (in Arabic dialects and loanwords)

Letter[edit]

ي / ي‍ـ‍ / ‍ـي‍ـ / ـي (yāʾ)

  1. The twenty-eighth and final letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by و(w).

Usage notes[edit]

  • After kasra it is pronounced as a long ī IPA(key): /iː/ or y IPA(key): /j/ after fatḥa, ḍamma and before other vowels.
  • In the final position alif maqṣūra (ألف مقصورَة(restricted alif)) is always written without dots (ـى). alif maqṣūra always follows a fatḥa and is transliterated as ā; see ى‎ for its pronunciation. It is also called alif layyina (ألف لينَة(flexible alif))
  • In Egypt and Sudan, the final yāʾ is written without dots and is visually identical to alif maqṣūra.

Descendants[edit]

  • Persian: ی

Symbol[edit]

ي / ي‍ـ‍ / ‍ـي‍ـ / ـي (yāʾ)

  1. The tenth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by ط() and followed by ك(k).

Suffix[edit]

ـِي or ـيَ or ـِيَ ( or -ya or -iya) (enclitic form of أَنَا(ʾanā))

  1. bound object pronoun: me, my
    لِـ(li-, to) + ‎ـِي () → ‎لِي(, to me)

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 ـيَ(-ya) are used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي() would be preceded by a long vowel, only ـيَ(-ya) is used.

Derived terms[edit]


Related terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

Arabic Wikipedia has an article on:
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ـِيّ (-iyy)

  1. The nisba suffix, an extremely productive suffix used to derive adjectives (with the meaning “related to ...”) or nouns (with the meaning “person related to ...”) from other nouns: for instance, فَنِّيّ(fanniyy, artistic, artist) derived from فَنّ(fann, art), عِرَاقِيّ(ʿirāqiyy, Iraqi, an Iraqi) derived from عِرَاق(ʿirāq, Iraq).

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Kazakh[edit]

Cyrillic И, и/Й, й (Ï, ï/Y, y)
Arabic ي

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ja ˌʲeki noˈqat/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /əj/ (back)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ij/, /ɘj/ (front)

Letter[edit]

ي (transliteration needed)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Kazakh in Arabic Script. It represents the Cyrillic letter И, Й or sometimes ий, ый.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ي ـي ـيـ يـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ى

Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
ي
Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [jɐ]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant) IPA(key): [j]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel) IPA(key): [i], [e], [ɛ]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel, Closed ultima, Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): [e], [ɛ]

Letter[edit]

ي / ي‍ـ / ‍ـي‍ـ / ـي

  1. The thirty-fourth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

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Mozarabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ibī (there). Compare French y, Catalan hi and Old Spanish y

Adverb[edit]

ي (ī)

  1. in this place, here

Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈklaka je/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j/, /i/

Letter[edit]

ي (klaka ye)

  1. The forty-first letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ي ـي ـيـ يـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ۀ
  • Next letter: ې

Uyghur[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ي (ye)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Uyghur alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ي ـي ـيـ يـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ئى(i)