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S'

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • ("not, don't")
  • nuk ("not, don't")

Etymology

  1. Short for ("not") (not to be confused with adjectival article and conjunction se ("that (as), when")).
    From Proto-Albanian *t?e, from Proto-Indo-European *kwe ("and"). Cognate to Sanskrit ? (ca, "and") and Gothic nih (nih, "and not").

Adverb

s' (short for )

  1. not, don't
  2. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
  • Unë di. - Unë s'di.
    • I know. - I don't know.
  • Jam, s'jam. Je, s'je.
    • I am, I'm not. You are, you aren't.

Asturian

Pronoun

s'

  1. Apocopic form of se before a vowel

Catalan

Pronoun

s'

  1. Contraction of es.

Declension


French

Pronunciation

Conjunction

s'

  1. Elision of si ("if") before il or ils.
    S'il vous plaît - Please / Here you are.
    S'il te plaît. - Please / Here you are.
    Je ne sais pas s'ils viendront demain.
    I don't know if they will come tomorrow.

Pronoun

s' (third person)

  1. Elision of se before a word beginning with a vowel.
    Il s'habille. - He's dressing (himself).
    Il s'aime. - He loves himself.
    Ils s'aiment.
    They love themselves. / They love each other.
  2. (informal) Elision of se before a word beginning with a consonant.
    Y s'bouge le cul ou quoi? - Is he movin' his ass or what?

Further reading


Italian

Pronoun

s' (third person)

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of si

Usage notes

Elides commonly before i.

See also


Manx

Alternative forms

  • s- (used before a vowel)
  • sh- (used before front vowels)

Etymology

From Old Irish is.

Particle

s'

  1. Present/future copula form
    S'mie lhiam shillishyn.
    I am fond of cherries.
    Shegin dooin goll dy chaggey.
    We have to go to war.
    my saillt - please (said to one person)
  2. Used to introduce the comparative/superlative form of adjectives
    V'ee yn inneen s'bwaaee 'sy theihll.
    She was the prettiest girl in the world.
    fer s'gilley jeh mooinjey y vadran - the brightest of the sons of the morning

Usage notes

Only used with adjectives. When nouns are equated with each other, use she.


Neapolitan

Pronoun

s'

  1. (before a vowel) Apocopic form of se

Norman

Etymology

Old French se < Latin s?.

Pronoun

s'

  1. third-person singular reflexive pronoun; oneself
    s'rêjoui - to enjoy oneself

Old French

Pronoun

s'

  1. his; her; its (elided form of son or sa before a word starting with a vowel)
    s'oreille - his ear

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