-nya

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See also: nya, NYA, and nyā

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay -nya, from Proto-Malayic *ña, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *ña, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *ña, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ni-a, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ni-a, from Proto-Austronesian *ni-a.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-nya

  1. (dative) to him, to her, to it
  2. (objective after preposition) him, her, it
  3. (accusative) him, her, it
  4. his, her, its (attributive: belonging to him / her / it)
    Ini rumahnya.This is his / her / its house.

Derived terms[edit]


Kambera[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-nya

  1. third person singular dative enclitic

Particle[edit]

-nya

  1. continuative aspect enclitic
    Laku-nggu-nya.
    I am going.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Marian Klamer (2000), “Continuative Aspect and the Dative Clitic in Kambera”, in Mark Campana, Ileana Paul, Vivianne Phillips, Lisa Travis, editors, Formal Issues in Austronesian Linguistics (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory; 49), Springer Netherlands, →ISBN, page 58

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *ña, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *ña, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *ña, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ni-a, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ni-a, from Proto-Austronesian *ni-a.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-nya (Jawi spelling )

  1. (dative) to him, to her, to it
  2. (objective after preposition) him, her, it
  3. (accusative) him, her, it
  4. his, her, its (attributive: belonging to him / her / it)
    rumahnyahis / her / its house

Usage notes[edit]

When used to address God, a capital letter and hyphen is used.

See also[edit]