ی

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Character ی
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH
Unicode block Arabic
Codepoint U+06CC
See also: ې, ي, ئ, ۍ, and ـی

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]

  • ای (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