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Proto-Japanese: *ǝ́-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a deictic root (this)
Russian meaning: дейктическая основа (этот)
Nase: ú-Ǹ
Shuri: ú-nù
Hateruma: ù-nù
Yonakuni: ù-nú
Comments: A Ryukyu root: Nase ú-N, Shuri ú-nù, Hateruma ù-nù, Yonaguni ù-nú etc. The form o-re is attested in OJ as 'thou' with a pejorative meaning, whence some modern dialectal forms (Kagoshima wáí, Shuri ú-nǯú, ʔjā, Nase ʔjá, Hateruma Dā̀, Yonakuni ùdà). It is not quite clear whether it is the same root as Ryukyu *o- 'this'.

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