ی

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Arabic Farsi Ye.gif
ی U+06CC, ی
ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH
ۋ
[U+06CB]
Arabic ۍ
[U+06CD]
See also: ې, ي, ئ, ۍ, ـی, ے, ى, and ۓ

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]

Modification of ي.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ﻯ / 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 ی
Tajik и(i)

ی ‎(-ye)

  1. the grammatical particle ezafe; see Appendix:Persian ezâfe

Usage notes[edit]

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