unë

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See also: une, Une, unè, and ûne

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of archaic and dialectal u +‎ -në (particle) (compare Tosk Albanian ti (you) vs. Gheg tinë). U is from Proto-Albanian *udz, from *uǵ, with vowel from *túh₂ (see ti),[2] from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éǵ.[3] Accusative mua (var. mue) is from emphatic *h₁mēm, clitic is from clitic *h₁me, and ablative meje is from locative *h₁moí + j + -e (ablative ending of nouns). Arbëresh has uth (u + diminutive -th).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈun] (Albania)
  • IPA(key): [ˈunɛ] (Republic of Macedonia / Kosovo)

Pronoun[edit]

unë (accusative mua, dative mua, ablative meje)

  1. I
    Unë jam njeri i lirë.
    I am a free man.
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • (also spelled ne, na)

Descendants[edit]

  • Arvanitika: ου (u)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fialuur i voghel Sccyp e ltinisct (Small Dictionary of Albanian and Latin), page 166 : UN, by P. Jak Junkut, 1895, Sckoder
  2. ^ J.P. Mallory & D.Q. Adams, eds., Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "Pronouns" (London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1997), 454.
  3. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “unë”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 486

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *wantā, from Proto-Indo-European *wen-tó. Compare English wound, Hittite [script needed] (wen-, to copulate).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

unë f

  1. potsherd