Suffix pronoun: first person plural
This form of pronoun attaches directly to the preceding word, and means different things depending on what it is attached to.
- When attached to a noun, it indicates the possessor of the noun
- When attached to a verb of the suffix conjugation (subjunctive, perfective, imperfective, passive, prospective, perfect, sḏm.jn.f,sḏm.ḫr.f, sḏm.k3.f, or sḏmt.f), it indicates the subject of the verb
- When attached to an infinitive verb (especially of an intransative verb) whose subject is not otherwise expressed, it indicates the subject of the verb.
- When attached to a transative infinitive verb whose subject is otherwise expressed or omitted, it indicates the object of the verb.
- In the third person, when attached to a prospective participle, it indicates gender and number agreement.
- When attached to a particle like jw, or a parenthetic like ḫr, it indicates the subject of the clause.
- When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition
- When it follows a relative adjective, such as ntj, ntt, and jsṯ, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (Except in the first person singular and third person neuter)
There is a variant hieroglyphic writing:
Suffix pronouns inflect for gender and number (but the dual forms were archaic and are mostly found in religious texts). See individual pages for variant writings.
|2nd masculine||.k||.ṯnj||.ṯn / .tn|
|2nd feminine||.ṯ / .t|
|3rd masculine||.f||.snj||.sn / .w|
Allen, Middle Egyptian