-ya

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Broome Pearling Lugger Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese.

Particle[edit]

-ya

  1. to be

References[edit]

  • 2004, William McGregor, The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia, Taylor & Francis.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

-ya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-ya (third person plural nominative, bound form of tjana)

  1. they

Usage notes[edit]

Bound pronouns can be used instead of the regular "long form" pronouns. They act as clitics that attach to the last word of the first noun phrase in the sentence, or the conjunctions ka or munu if present.

Related terms[edit]

Pitjantjatjara personal pronouns (nominative case)
Singular Dual Plural
First person ngayulu (I)
Bound form: -ṉa
ngali (we two)
Bound form: -li
nganaṉa (we, more than two)
Bound form: -la
Second person nyuntu (you)
Bound form: -n
nyupali (you two) nyura (you, more than two)
Third person paluṟu (he/she/it) pula (they two) tjana (they, more than two)
Bound form: -ya

Quechua[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ya

  1. to become
    tuta (night, darkness)tutayay (to become dark)
    unu (liquid)unuyay (to melt)