n. (context linguistics English) (initialism of noun inanimate English)
NI may refer to:
に, in hiragana, or ニ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is written in three strokes, while the katakana in two. Both represent although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is .
Notably, the katakana (ニ) is functionally identical for the kanji for two (二), pronounced the same way.
に is used as a particle, as well as a word fragment. As a particle it generally expresses direction, with a similar function to the English 'to'.
i.e. Ton wa, Furansu "ni" ikimashita. Ton went "to" France.
Pan wa, Ton "ni" agemashita. Bread was given "to" Ton.
Other additional formsForm (ny-)
Ni is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in Chinese character. It is romanized Ngai in Cantonese. Ni is listed 71st in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames. As of 2008, it is the 116th most common surname in China, shared by 1.4 million people.
The cuneiform sign ni, is a common-use sign of the Amarna letters, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and other cuneiform texts. It has a secondary sub-use in the Amarna letters for addressing the Pharaoh, from the vassal states of Canaan. The address to the Pharaoh is often 'King-Lord-Mine': LUGAL, EN-ia which has many varieties of expression. "LUGAL" is Akkadian language for "Šarru", English "king", and EN in Akkadian is bēlu, for "Lord", (thus "King, Lord-Mine"). In some Amarna letters the sub-use of ni is lí, for spelling "bēlu", be-lí often .
There are other sub-uses of ni (see Epic of Gilgamesh usage below). It is also found in some Amarna letters, EA 9, and EA 252, for example where ni or lí is scribed in a "flourish" format (an over-lengthened version of the 2-horizontals that construct the sign), similar to tab, . In EA 9 especially, there is a ' scribe margin line', both left and right on the clay tablet obverse. For the right margin, some words in the lower paragraphs of the obverse (Para 4-7), some words ending with ni/lí, have the sign lengthened, and sitting upon the right margin line-(the cuneiform texts read: left-to-right).
Usage examples of "ni".
She liked this Nit, who could not be called Nita because she was an inny.
Nita cut fresh branches of philadelphus and put them in jugs about the house.
I found out from Aunt Nita that you were gone, and I had to call up that voudoun guy and get the address out of him.
Nita and Quelt and Kit with seawaterhe had managed to get in and out of the surf several times while chasing the flying sheep.
To Nita, it seemed to threaten to go right around her face, suggesting that if Quelt did it any harder, the top of her head might fall off.
Once at the top, Quelt sat down, facing the water, and Nita and Kit sat down on either side of her, looking out at the starlit sea.
Speech, which Quelt pulled out of the air and offered to Nita and Kit so that they could insert their personal informationtheir own names in the Speech and data about their body mass and composition.
Nita and Kit followed her, pausing with Quelt at about the middle of the surface to look down into the depths.
Nita looked into that hard, wise face, frozen for the moment into immobility, and had no trouble believing what Quelt was telling them.
And Quelt looked at Nita with a little less certainty than usual, an expression a little less serene.
And then Nita fell silent herself, waiting to see what Quelt would do.
When she looked at Quelt again, she found the Alaalid gazing at her with an indrawn expression very unlike anything Nita had seen on her before.
You will no doubt pass an uneventful though possibly somewhat boring day listening to Nita tell you how she won the bobsled race from Ghent to Aix.
She was not heavy enough to be considered obese in the eyes of the world, but was merely plump enough to feel ugly inside, especially in comparison to her sleek and stylish mother, the great Italian-born couturiere, Nita Serritella.
Tom Lynch, Nita Mathur and Dileep Bhattacharya, Bob Geist, Mark Randles, Robert Wieczorek, Jr.