Ei

Glyph of the word 'ei'.

ei

  • (phon.) glyph for the sequence ei
  • (pron.) first person singular pronoun

Ei i’i.
“I am I.”

Notes: That’s from a good Queensrÿche song. Oh, but you must pardon me: All Queensrÿche songs are good Queensrÿche songs!

I figured it was about time to do a spread on the pronoun ei, since I’ve used it so much. Ei means “I”, and I like it for being so. It fills me with an appropriate feeling.

I chose this example sentence to illustrate this strange that I came up with way at the beginning and that has stuck ever since. For some reason, the first person singular pronoun (and only the first person singular pronoun) reduces to ‘i after all prepositions ending in i. Why? It seemed to make sense to me at the time, and now I do it naturally. Go fig.

The iku is a depiction of a person with a line over its head which is saying something like, “This is the dude.” Thus, I call it an ikuiku.

Okay, now it’s time to get at the rest of the day!

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