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わん【我ん】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

wan [waŋ̍]

Definition

Pronoun

  1. First-person pronoun: I, me, myself.
    1. わんぬのーじや○○やいびーん我んぬ名字や○○やいびーん
      wannu nooji-ya ○○ yaibiin
      "My surname is xxx"

Etymology

Derived from the pan-Ryukyuan pronoun わん【我ん】 wan. Related to the Japanese pronouns 【我・吾】 wa and われ【我・吾・我れ・吾れ】 ware "I, me; you; oneself", among others. And cognate to the dated pronoun わぬ【我・吾】 wanu "I, me, myself".

Notes

Irregular derivations:

Okinawan Japanese Meaning
我んねー
わんねー
wannee*
【私は】
わたしは
watashi wa
Topicalized form
"I", "Me, I"
【我んぬ】
わんぬ
wannu
【私の】
わたしの
watashi no
Genitive form
"My"
【我んにん】
わんにん
wannin*
【私も】
わたしも
watashi mo
"I too", "I also", "Me too"

1. The topicalized form わんや【我んや】 wan-ya also exists, but it is now mostly considered literary.

2. The form わんも【我んも】 wanmo "I also; me too" is also sometimes used under the influence of Japanese.

意味:わたし【私】

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