IA, Ia, or ia may refer to:
Ia is a genus of bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It belongs to the subfamily Vespertilioninae and has been placed in the tribe Vespertilionini. In the past, it has also been considered a synonym or subgenus of the genera Pipistrellus or Eptesicus, which used to contain many more species than they do now. Ia comprises a single living species, the great evening bat (I. io) of eastern and southeastern Asia, and one extinct fossil species, I. lanna, from the Miocene epoch in Thailand. Another living species, I. longimana, was recognized in the past, but it is no longer considered a valid species distinct from the great evening bat.
At two letters, Ia is the shortest possible name of any animal genus under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
The cuneiform ia sign, is a combined sign, containing i (cuneiform) ligatured with a (cuneiform); it has the common meaning in the suffix form -ia, for the meaning of "-mine". In the Amarna letters, the letters written to the Pharaoh of Egypt (Mizri/Misri in the letters), the Pharaoh is often referenced as "Lord-mine", or especially: King-Lord-mine: "My King, My Lord". In Akkadian, the form is "Šarru-Bēlu-ia"-(King-Lord-mine), since the spelling in some Amarna letters is sometimes ŠÁR- RI for Šarru, ( LUGAL = ŠÁR).
Ia is also used in the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is listed in Parpola's Glossary (Parpola, 1971), for Akkadian language words: meaning "mine", "(to) me", and "me", and one usage for the word "battering ram", iašubů.
IA is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by 1st Place Co., Ltd., headquartered in Meguro, Japan. They use Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 3 singing synthesizer technology. Her voice is sampled by Lia. She has performed at live concerts onstage as either an animated projection or a Pepper's ghost. Many songs have been made with her.
IA's name was taken from her voice provider's name, "Lia".
Usage examples of "ia".
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Heatter put her fingers on the keyboard, and very slowly but with firm strokes, she began to type: aaa Ill aaa 111 aaa Ill alal alal alal lala lala Ia.
Babylon, the Babylon of kings and high lords, of perfumed palaces and shining white ziggurats dedicated to Bel-Marduk, to Ia, and to Ishtar.
A truth tacitly admitted by Ias when the dy Lutez legacy was not attaindered, as real traitors' estates are, but let to flow to his heirs.
O daughter of Babylon Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy children Against a rock Of course, there was always that other Babylon, the Babylon of kings and high lords, of perfumed palaces and shining white ziggurats dedicated to Bel-Marduk, to Ia, and to Ishtar.