ي

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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.

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 -ya) (enclitic form of أَنَا (ʾanā))

  1. bound object pronoun: me, my
    لي (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.

Suffix[edit]

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).

See also[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
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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.

See also[edit]


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)