The Alternative Low German Dictionary: nich
From gml nichit, nicht, nich, neyt, nüwet, a contracted form of osx neowiht, from neo + wiht, derived from Proto-Germanic *ne + *aiw- + *wiht-. Akin to German nicht, Dutch niet, West Frisian net, English not where similar developments took place.
Alternative forms: ni (informal writing, reflecting the common pronunciation) pronunciation
- /nɪç/, [nɪç] (official standard)
- /nɪ/, [nɪ] (common speech)
- not exampleDo dat nich! Do not do it! exampleDat is nich wohr. That is not true.
- is it not? (a tag question)
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