pwy

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from pw.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

p w i i

 m sg copular/vocative demonstrative determiner

  1. this is… [Middle Egyptian]
  2. O (vocative reference) [Middle Egyptian]

Usage notes[edit]

This demonstrative was always a determiner and could not stand alone as a pronoun. It follows the noun it describes.

Inflection[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kʷēs, (compare Breton piv, Cornish piw, Old Irish cía), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

pwy

  1. (interrogative) who
    Pwy ydy o?Who is he?

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pwy bwy mhwy phwy
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.