yai

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See also: yái, yái̱, 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ìgɪ́.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

yai (ma class, plural mayai)

  1. egg

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yai

  1. to put a child on one's lap

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of yai
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st toyai foyai miyai
2nd noyai niyai
3rd Human oyaim, moyaif iyai, yoyai
Non-human iyai iyai, yayai
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh