The Alternative Low German Dictionary: nich

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nich etymology 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)
adverb: {{head}}
  1. not exampleDo dat nich! Do not do it! exampleDat is nich wohr. That is not true.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. is it not? (a tag question)

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