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Y (_lower case_, _upper case_ Y, _plural_ YS _or_ Y'S) * The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, called _wye_ and written in the Latin script. SEE ALSO * (_Latin script letters_) LETTER; Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, YY, Zz

y (lower case, upper case Y, plural ys or y's)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, called wye and written in the Latin script.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTRANSLINGUAL - LETTER
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Translingual - Letter

Y _lower case_ (_upper case_ Y) * The twenty-fifth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet. SEE ALSO * (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  YY  Zz * (Variations of letter Y):  Ýý  Ỳỳ  Ŷŷ  ẙ  Ÿÿ  Ỹỹ  Ẏẏ  Ȳȳ  Ỷỷ  Ỵỵ  Ɏɏ  Ƴƴ  ʏ  Yy  Ꝡꝡ

y lower case (upper case Y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter Y):  Ýý  Ỳỳ  Ŷŷ  ẙ  Ÿÿ  Ỹỹ  Ẏẏ  Ȳȳ  Ỷỷ  Ỵỵ  Ɏɏ  Ƴƴ  ʏ  Yy  Ꝡꝡ

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTRANSLINGUAL - SYMBOL
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Translingual - Symbol

Wikipedia Y * (metrology) Symbol for the prefix yocto-. * (IPA) close front rounded vowel * Denoting an item that is twenty-fifth in a list.

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y

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the prefix yocto-.
  2. (IPA) close front rounded vowel
  3. Denoting an item that is twenty-fifth in a list.

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTRANSLINGUAL - SEE ALSO
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OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OF Y: * Letter styles

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈwaɪ/ * (phoneme): IPA(key): /i/, /aɪ/, /ə/, /j/ * Homophones: why, Wye, wye

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryENGLISH - ABBREVIATION
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English - Abbreviation

Y * Abbreviation of _year_. * 2003, Howard Tanner, ‎Sonia Jones, _Becoming a Successful Teacher of Mathematics_ Consider the following questions selected from the tests and estimate the proportion of Y8 pupils you would expect to answer correctly. * (UK, television) Abbreviation of _youth_., usually followed by an age appropriate for the content so marked. _Y7_ * (computing) Abbreviation of _yes_. * (slang, text messaging, Internet) Abbreviation of _why_. DERIVED TERMS * Y2K

y

  1. Abbreviation of year.
  2. (UK, television) Abbreviation of youth., usually followed by an age appropriate for the content so marked.
    Y7
  3. (computing) Abbreviation of yes.
  4. (slang, text messaging, Internet) Abbreviation of why.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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* U * V

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryARAGONESE - ETYMOLOGY
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Aragonese - Etymology

From Latin _et_, from Proto-Indo-European _*éti_.

From Latin et, from Proto-Indo-European *éti.

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryARAGONESE - CONJUNCTION
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Aragonese - Conjunction

Y * and

y

  1. and

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryASTURIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Asturian - Etymology

From Latin _et_.

From Latin et.

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryASTURIAN - CONJUNCTION
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Asturian - Conjunction

Y * and

y

  1. and

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryASTURIAN - PRONOUN
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Asturian - Pronoun

Y (_Y (or -Y), plural YS/YOS or -YS/-YOS_) * Pronoun for the third-person singular indirect object _da-y pan_ _give him/her bread_ USAGE NOTES * Usually seen as -y

y (y (or -y), plural ys/yos or -ys/-yos)

  1. Pronoun for the third-person singular indirect object
    da-y pan
    give him/her bread

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryAZERI - LETTER
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Azeri - Letter

Y _lower case_ (_upper case_ Y) * The thirty-first letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script. SEE ALSO * (_Latin script letters_) HƏRF; Aa, Bb, Cc, Çç, Dd, Ee, Əə, Ff, Gg, Ğğ, Hh, Xx, Iı, İi, Jj, Kk, Qq, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Öö, Pp, Rr, Ss, Şş, Tt, Uu, Üü, Vv, YY, Zz

y lower case (upper case Y)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryDUTCH - PRONUNCIATION
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Dutch - Pronunciation

* (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛɪ/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryDUTCH - LETTER
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Dutch - Letter

Y (_lower case_, _upper case_ Y) * The twenty-fifth letter of the Dutch alphabet. USAGE NOTES In certain dialects the letter is pronounced similar to IPA: /ji:/. In these dialects, they will actually write the "y" for example modern standard Dutch jij (IPA: /ɛɪ/) becomes "jy" (IPA: /ji:/).

y (lower case, upper case Y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Usage notes

In certain dialects the letter is pronounced similar to IPA: /ji:/. In these dialects, they will actually write the "y" for example modern standard Dutch jij (IPA: /ɛɪ/) becomes "jy" (IPA: /ji:/).

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryDUTCH - SEE ALSO
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Dutch - See Also

* Previous letter: x * Next letter: z

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFALA - CONJUNCTION
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Fala - Conjunction

Y * alternative form of _i_

y

  1. alternative form of i

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFAROESE - PRONUNCIATION
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Faroese - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /iː/ * Homophone: i

  • IPA(key): /iː/
  • Homophone: i

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFAROESE - LETTER
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Faroese - Letter

Y (_upper case_ Y) * The twenty-sixth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script. SEE ALSO * (_Latin script letters_) BÓKSTAVUR; Aa, Áá, Bb, Dd, Ðð, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Íí, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Óó, Pp, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Úú, Vv, YY, Ýý, Ææ, Øø

y (upper case Y)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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French - Etymology 1

PRONUNCIATION * (letter name) IPA(key): /iɡʁɛk/ LETTER Y * a letter in the French alphabet, after x and before z

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Letter

y

  1. a letter in the French alphabet, after x and before z

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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French - Etymology 2

From Latin _hīc_ (“here”), influenced in meaning by Latin _ibī_ (“there”). Derivation from the latter poses difficulty from a phonetic standpoint. PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /i/ PRONOUN Y (_adverbial_) * there (at a place) _Il est dans la maison. Il Y est._ — “He is in the house. He is there.” * there, thither (to there) _Nous allons au Mexique. Nous Y allons._ — “We are going to Mexico. We are going there.” * Used as a pronoun to replace _à_ followed by an indirect object. See Appendix:French verbs followed by à for verbs which use this structure. RELATED TERMS

From Latin hīc (here), influenced in meaning by Latin ibī (there). Derivation from the latter poses difficulty from a phonetic standpoint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i/

Pronoun

y (adverbial)

  1. there (at a place)
    Il est dans la maison. Il y est. — “He is in the house. He is there.”
  2. there, thither (to there)
    Nous allons au Mexique. Nous y allons. — “We are going to Mexico. We are going there.”
  3. Used as a pronoun to replace à followed by an indirect object. See Appendix:French verbs followed by à for verbs which use this structure.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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French - Etymology 3

Eye-dialect spelling of _il_. PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /iː/ PRONOUN Y * (Quebec, France, colloquial) He: alternative form of _il_ * (Quebec, colloquial) They: alternative form of _ils_ * (Quebec, colloquial) They: alternative form of _elles_

Eye-dialect spelling of il.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iː/

Pronoun

y

  1. (Quebec, France, colloquial) He: alternative form of il
  2. (Quebec, colloquial) They: alternative form of ils
  3. (Quebec, colloquial) They: alternative form of elles

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “y” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryGERMAN - PRONUNCIATION
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German - Pronunciation

* (phoneme) IPA(key): /yː/, /y/, /ʏ/, /i/, /ɪ/, /j/ * (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈʏpsilɔn/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryGERMAN - LETTER
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German - Letter

Y n (_genitive_ Y _or_ Y'S, _plural_ Y _or_ Y'S) * the letter _Y_

y n (genitive y or y's, plural y or y's)

  1. the letter y

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryGUARANÍ - NOUN
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Guaraní - Noun

Y * water

y

  1. water

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryITALIAN - NOUN
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Italian - Noun

Y m, f (_invariable_) * See under Y

y m, f (invariable)

  1. See under Y

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryKAMAYURÁ - NOUN
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Kamayurá - Noun

Y * water

y

  1. water

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryKAMAYURÁ - REFERENCES
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Kamayurá - References

* _Languages of the Amazon_ (2012, ISBN 0199593566)

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryLADIN - CONJUNCTION
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Ladin - Conjunction

Y * and

y

  1. and

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryLATIN - PRONUNCIATION
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Latin - Pronunciation

* (Classical) IPA(key): /yː/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryLATIN - NOUN
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Latin - Noun

Ȳ (_indeclinable_) * The name of the letter _Y_. COORDINATE TERMS * (Latin’s names for the letters of its own alphabet): ā (A), bē (B), cē (C), dē (D), ē (E), ef (F), gē (G), hā (H), ī (I), kā (K), el (L), em (M), en (N), ō (O), pē (P), kū (Q), er (R), es (S), tē (T), ū (V), ix / īx / ex (X), ȳ (Y), zēta (Z)

ȳ (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter Y.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryLATIN - REFERENCES
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Latin - References

* Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, _Latin Grammar_ (3rd ed., 1895), page 1 The Latin names for the letters… For Y the sound was used, for Z the Greek name (zēta).

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryMALAY - LETTER
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Malay - Letter

Y * The twenty-fifth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script. SEE ALSO * (_Latin script letters_) Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, YY, Zz

y

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryMANDINKA - PRONOUN
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Mandinka - Pronoun

Y * they, them (personal pronoun) SEE ALSO

y

  1. they, them (personal pronoun)

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryMANX - ARTICLE
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Manx - Article

Y * alternative form of _yn_

y

  1. alternative form of yn

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryMIDDLE ENGLISH - PRONOUN
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Middle English - Pronoun

Y * I

y

  1. I

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryNORWEGIAN - PRONUNCIATION
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Norwegian - Pronunciation

* (letter name): IPA(key): /y̫ː/ * (phoneme): IPA(key): /y̫ː/, /y̫/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryNORWEGIAN - LETTER
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Norwegian - Letter

Y * The twenty-fifth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script. USAGE NOTES * Perhaps the most troublesome sound in Norwegian. Even some native speakers tend to merge it into IPA(key): /i(ː)/.

y

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryOLD TUPI - PRONUNCIATION
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Old Tupi - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈʔɨ/

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔɨ/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryOLD TUPI - NOUN
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Old Tupi - Noun

Y * water * river

y

  1. water
  2. river

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryOLD TUPI - REFERENCES
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Old Tupi - References

* LEMOS BARBOSA, A. _Curso de Tupi antigo_. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria São José, 1956.

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryPAPIAMENTU - CONJUNCTION
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Papiamentu - Conjunction

Y * and

y

  1. and

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryQUECHUA - ADVERB
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Quechua - Adverb

Y * really, truly

y

  1. really, truly

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categorySPANISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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Spanish - Etymology 1

LETTER Y (_lower case_, _upper case_ Y) * The 26th letter of the Spanish alphabet, called _ye_ or sometimes _i griega_.

Letter

y (lower case, upper case Y)

  1. The 26th letter of the Spanish alphabet, called ye or sometimes i griega.

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categorySPANISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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Spanish - Etymology 2

From Old Spanish _é_ or _e_, from Latin _et_. ALTERNATIVE FORMS * e PRONUNCIATION * (preconsonantal) IPA(key): /i/ * (prevocalic) IPA(key): /ʝ/ * Rhymes: -i CONJUNCTION Y * and * 1605, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, _Don Quijote de la Mancha_1, Chapter I: Es, pues, de saber que este sobredicho hidalgo, los ratos que estaba ocioso —que eran los más del año—, se daba a leer libros de caballerías, con tanta afición Y gusto, que olvidó casi de todo punto el ejercicio de la caza Y aun la administración de su hacienda; Y llegó a tanto su curiosidad Y desatino en esto , que vendió muchas hanegas de tierra de sembradura para comprar libros de caballerías en que leer, Y, así, llevó a su casa todos cuantos pudo haber dellos. You must know, then, that the above-named gentleman whenever he was at leisure (which was mostly all the year round) gave himself up to reading books of chivalry with such ardour and avidity that he almost entirely neglected the pursuit of his field-sports, and even the management of his property; and to such a pitch did his eagerness and infatuation go that he sold many an acre of tillageland to buy books of chivalry to read, and brought home as many of them as he could get. * (in names of number) and _setenta Y seis_ - “seventy-six” * (in arithmetic) plus _uno Y uno son dos_ - “one plus one is two” * (informal) well _¡Y por supuesto!_ - “well, of course!” USAGE NOTES * Before words that begin with the /i/ sound, the form _e_ is used instead.

From Old Spanish é or e, from Latin et.

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Conjunction

y

  1. and
  2. (in names of number) and
    setenta y seis - “seventy-six”
  3. (in arithmetic) plus
    uno y uno son dos - “one plus one is two”
  4. (informal) well
    ¡y por supuesto! - “well, of course!”

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTURKISH - LETTER
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Turkish - Letter

Y (_lower case_, _upper case_ Y) * The twenty-eighth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called _ye_ and written in the Latin script. SEE ALSO * (_Latin script letters_) HARF; Aa, Bb, Cc, Çç, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Ğğ, Hh, Iı, İi, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Öö, Pp, Rr, Ss, Şş, Tt, Uu, Üü, Vv, YY, Zz

y (lower case, upper case Y)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ye and written in the Latin script.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTURKMEN - PRONUNCIATION
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Turkmen - Pronunciation

* (phoneme) IPA(key): /ɯ/, /ɯː/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTURKMEN - LETTER
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Turkmen - Letter

Y (_upper case_ Y) * The twenty-eighth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called _y_ and written in the Latin script.

y (upper case Y)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called y and written in the Latin script.

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryTURKMEN - SEE ALSO
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Turkmen - See Also

* (_Latin script letters_) HARP; Aa, Bb, Çç, Dd, Ee, Ää, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Žž, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Ňň, Oo, Öö, Pp, Rr, Ss, Şş, Tt, Uu, Üü, Ww, YY, Ýý, Zz,


Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryVIETNAMESE - PRONUNCIATION
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Vietnamese - Pronunciation

* (_Hà Nội_) IPA (key): /ʔi˧˧/ * (_Huế_) IPA (key): /ʔɪj˧˧/ * (_Hồ Chí Minh City_) IPA (key): /ʔɪj˧˥/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryVIETNAMESE - NOUN
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Vietnamese - Noun

Y * he, him

y

  1. he, him

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryWELSH - PRONUNCIATION
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Welsh - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ə/

  • IPA(key): /ə/

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryWELSH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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Welsh - Etymology 1

ALTERNATIVE FORMS * 'r (used after vowels) * yr (used before vowels) ARTICLE Y (_definite_) (triggers Soft Mutation of a feminine singular noun, except _ll_ and _rh_ remain unmutated) * the _Y bachgen_ ― the boy _Y ferch_ ― the girl (mutated from _merch_) _Y llong_ ― the ship _Y bechgyn_ ― the boys _Y merched_ ― the girls

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Article

y (definite) (triggers Soft Mutation of a feminine singular noun, except ll and rh remain unmutated)

  1. the
    y bachgenthe boy
    y ferchthe girl (mutated from merch)
    y llongthe ship
    y bechgynthe boys
    y merchedthe girls

Which the Definition/Meaning of y in categoryWELSH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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Welsh - Etymology 2

ALTERNATIVE FORMS * yr (used before vowels) PARTICLE Y * (literary) that (preverbal particle used to mark a subordinate clause) _Wyt ti'n meddwl Y gall hi ddod?_ Do you think that she can come? _Mae hi'n gwybod Y byddet ti'n gwrando arni hi._ She knows that you would listen to her. * (literary) which, whom (particle used with indirect relative clauses) _y dyn Y dysgais ei fab_ ― the man whose son I taught _y ferch Y gwrandewais arni_ ― the girl to whom I listened * (literary) preverbal particle used to mark an affirmative verb in a main clause * 1620, William Morgan, _Y Bibl Cyssegr-lan_, Genesis 1:1 Yn y dechreuad Y creodd Duw y nefoedd a’r ddaear. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. USAGE NOTES * _y_ is almost always omitted in the colloquial language. * _y_ is used to mean 'that' (i.e. mark a subordinate clause) when the subordinate clause begins with an affirmative form of _bod_ not in the present tense, or another affirmative verb in any tense apart from the preterite. RELATED TERMS * bod * mai * i

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Particle

y

  1. (literary) that (preverbal particle used to mark a subordinate clause)
    Wyt ti'n meddwl y gall hi ddod?
    Do you think that she can come?
    Mae hi'n gwybod y byddet ti'n gwrando arni hi.
    She knows that you would listen to her.
  2. (literary) which, whom (particle used with indirect relative clauses)
    y dyn y dysgais ei fabthe man whose son I taught
    y ferch y gwrandewais arnithe girl to whom I listened
  3. (literary) preverbal particle used to mark an affirmative verb in a main clause
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