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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *ʔi
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: demonstrative pronoun
Chechen: i(-za)
Ingush: i-z
Batsbi: e, i
Comments: The stem *ʔi (with vacillation between i and e in Bacb.) is the normal pronoun for near deixis in Bacb.; in Chech./Ing. it designates the second degree of nearness and is also the standard 3d person pronoun.

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