यह

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Braj[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

यह (yah)

  1. this
    • Sūrdās, Sūrsāgar 30.1:
      इहिं बँसुरी सखि सबै चुरायौ
      ihĩ bãsurī sakhi sabai curāyau
      • 1991 translation by Rupert Snell
        this flute, friend, has stolen everything
  2. he, she, it (proximal)

Alternative forms[edit]


Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Hindi यहु (yahu), from Sauraseni Apabhramsa एहु m (ehu), एह f (eha), from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀏𑀲𑁄 m (eso), 𑀏𑀲𑀸 f (esā), from Sanskrit एषः m (eṣaḥ), एषा f (eṣā).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /jəɦ/
    • (colloquial) (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /jeː/
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Pronoun[edit]

यह (yah) (Urdu spelling يہ‎)

  1. this one; he; she; it (proximal third person singular personal pronoun)
    यह कौन है?yah kaun hai?Who is this [person]?

Coordinate terms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

यह (yah) (Urdu spelling يہ‎)

  1. this
    यह मकान बहुत बड़ा है।yah makān bahut baṛā hai.This house is large.

Inflection[edit]

Declension of यह
direct यह (yah)
indirect इस (is)
ergative इसने (isne)
genitive इसका (iskā)
dative इसे (ise) , इसको (isko)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oberlies, Thomas (2005) A Historical Grammar of Hindi, Grazer Vergleichende Arbeiten, →ISBN, page 22

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