ي

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Character ي
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER YEH
Unicode block Arabic
Codepoint U+064A
See also: ى and ی

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

ي / ي‍ـ‍ / ‍ـي‍ـ / ـي (yāʾ)

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): [jæːʔ, jaːʔ, jɑːʔ, je]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j, iː/ (in Literary Arabic)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j, i(ː), e(ː)/ (in Arabic dialects and loanwords)

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.

Numeral 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]

ِي ()

  1. me, my (bound object pronoun)
    لي (lī) — to me

Suffix[edit]

ـِيّ (-iyy)

  1. nisba suffix, extremely productive suffix used to derive adjectives (with the meaning "related to ...") or nouns (with the meaning "person related to ...") from other nouns (cf. 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)