nọ

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Igbo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (inherent tone): IPA(key): /nɒ̙̀/

Verb[edit]

nọ

  1. (of animate nouns): to be in a place.
    Ebe ka nọ?
    Where are you?
    Oke nọ n'ime ọnụ.
    There is a rat in the hole.
  2. to stay, to dwell, to sit.
    • 2019, Bịabụlụ Nsọ nʼIgbo Ndị Ugbu a, Biblica Inc., Acts 28:12:
      Anyị bịaruru obodo Sirakọs ebe anyị nọrọ ụbọchị atọ.
      We arrived at Syracuse where we stayed for three days.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *nɔʔ ~ *nɔh (this); cognate with Temiar anoh (this), Bahnar 'nâu/'nŏu (this), Mon ဏံ (nɔˀ, this). Compare with Khmer នោះ (nuh, that)

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

nọ (,)

  1. (literary) this, that yonder

See also[edit]

Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2