yai

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See also: yái, þai, and ya'i

Chuave[edit]

Noun[edit]

yai

  1. man

References[edit]

  • Orthography and Phonology Database: Highlands and Papuan Regions (SIL, 1999), page 10 (Chuave wordlist)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yái.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

yai (ma class, plural mayai)

  1. egg