ی

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See also: ې[U+06D0 ARABIC LETTER E], ي[U+064A ARABIC LETTER YEH], ئ[U+0626 ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE], ۍ[U+06CD ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH TAIL], ـی‎, ے[U+06D2 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE], ى[U+0649 ARABIC LETTER ALEF MAKSURA], and ۓ[U+06D3 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE WITH HAMZA ABOVE]
28a-Alif maqsura.svg
ی U+06CC, ی
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH
ۋ
[U+06CB]
Arabic ۍ
[U+06CD]
U+FBFC, ﯼ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH ISOLATED FORM

[U+FBFB]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FBFD]
U+FBFD, ﯽ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH FINAL FORM

[U+FBFC]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FBFE]
U+FBFE, ﯾ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH INITIAL FORM

[U+FBFD]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A ﯿ
[U+FBFF]
ﯿ U+FBFF, ﯿ
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH MEDIAL FORM

[U+FBFE]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FC00]

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

ی

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ی ـی ـیـ یـ
  1. (Egypt, Sudan) The yāʾ ي(y) in the final position, as spelled by the Egyptians and the Sudanese. This was the original form of the letter in final position for both of and , before the creation of ي(y). The continued use of this form long after the creation of ي(y) may be due to Ottoman influence in Egypt where the newer Arabic form was rare and this form was the prevalent. Compare that in Egypt, the Arabic alphabet letters are (still) named based on the Ottoman convention, a practice now almost exclusive to Egypt and Sudan.

Kashmiri[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /lɔkuʈ jeː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /j/, /iː/

Letter[edit]

ی (y)

  1. The forty-first letter of the traditional alphabet chart of Kashmiri.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ی ـی ـیـ یـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ہ(h)
  • Next letter: ے(ē)

Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /nɑriˈna je/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ai/, /j/

Letter[edit]

ی (nârina ye)

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

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
ی ـی

Usage notes[edit]

  • If preceded by a consonant, the letter ی represents /ai/.
  • If preceded by a vowel, ی represents /j/.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ې
  • Next letter: ۍ

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Earlier version of ي(y) without إِعْجَام(ʾiʿjām, letter dots) in the final form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ی / ﻳ / ﻴ / ﯽ (ye)

  1. The thirty-second and final letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ه‎. Its name is یه(ye) or یا().

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Persian Y (ī).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ٔ(-ye): used for words ending in ـه(-e) (ـهٔ(-e-ye))
  • ای(-i) (misspelling, Dari)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

Dari ی
Iranian Persian
Tajik и (i)

ی (-ye)

  1. the grammatical particle ezafe; see Appendix:Persian ezâfe
Usage notes[edit]

Written after words ending in the vowels ـه(-e), ـا(), or ـو(-u, -o).


Urdu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ی (choṭī ye)

  1. The thirty-eighth letter of the Urdu alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ی ـی ـیـ یـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ء
  • Next letter: ے

See also[edit]