ri-

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ri-, English re-. Was originally re-, but was changed to ri- due to the confusion with words that naturally start with re.

Prefix[edit]

ri-

  1. Prefix used with verbal roots to mean repetition; re-, again

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin re-. The prefix ri- is inherited from Latin, while the variant re- is borrowed from Latin.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -i

Prefix[edit]

ri-

  1. re-, again
    Synonym: re-

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Migliorini, Bruno; Aldo Duro (1950) Prontuario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Paravia

Marshallese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (unhyphenated) ru-
  • (unhyphenated) rū-

Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [rˠi‿ʲ, rˠɯ‿ʲ, rˠɯ‿ˠ, rˠɯ‿ʷ, rˠu‿ʷ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /rˠi-/
  • Bender phonemes: {ri-}

Prefix[edit]

ri-

  1. person from
  2. person who
  3. proclitic that forms person nouns

Usage notes[edit]

This prefix is not a complete word on its own, but a clitic with the i symbolically representing only the vowel's height. When written with a hyphen, the vowel assumes a short diphthong pronunciation that transitions towards the secondary articulation of the first consonant phoneme of the attached word. This prefix spelling is only used without a hyphen when attached to a word whose first consonant phoneme is palatalized.

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