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The word “me” can be the direct object of a verb (like in: help me!) – but this is not our story here. We talk about the word إِيّايَ.
It is very rare to come across مَنصُوب (mansub) and مَجْرُور (majzum) forms of personal pronouns, but you might find it in literature, in expressions like: without me.
|I||Notice the فَتْحة above the last letterي||me||إِيّايَ|
|he||Notice the ضَمّة above the last letter ه||him||إِيَّاهُ|
Let's see an example:
|except me||إِلّا إِيّايَ||me||إِيّايَ||أَنا|
|except you||إِلّا إِيّاكَ||you||إِيَّاكَ||أَنْتَ|
You can find more examples and applications in the book Arabic for Nerds. For example, the expression: إِيّاكَ نَعْبُدُ – Thee (alone) we worship – a line from probably the most famous Sura of the Qur'an: الْفاتِحة (the opening).
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Do you know how to use a separate (solo) personal pronoun in Arabic? And how would you express mine in Arabic?
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