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Proto-Japanese: *bà-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: I, we
Russian meaning: я, мы
Old Japanese: wa-
Middle Japanese: wàré, wátákúsí
Tokyo: wàtashi
Kyoto: wàte
Kagoshima: ói
Nase: wáǸ
Shuri: wáŃ 1, wáttā́ 2
Hateruma: bànù
Yonakuni: ánù
Comments: The form watakusi is regarded by Mochizuki 1971 as *wa-tu-(a)ku si 'my place direction', and by Martin (JLTT 569) as *ba-tukusi 'exhaust me' or 'I exhaust'. Rising accent in wátákúsí is unclear.

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