Taxonomy of meanings for 我:

  • wǒ (OC: ŋaalʔ MC: ŋɑ) 五可切 上 廣韻:【己稱又姓我子古賢者著書五可切五 】
    • EGO
      • npro[adN]singular/pluralmy/our [territory]
      • nab.adNpsychof the (personal) self, of the ego
      • nabmetaphysicalthe Self, the Ego
      • nabpsychthe self, the ego (as composed of its mental activities)
      • npro.adNnon-contrastivemy
      • npro=N我一人
      • nprocontrastiveI (on the other hand), I for my part, I as opposed to others
      • nproauthorialI, the author of this text
      • npro.postVtnon-contrastiveme (non-contrastive)
      • npro(.adN)my place; our state
      • npro1ad.npro2adNmy 我此屐
      • vtoNpsychcall (oneself) "I"
      • npro+V{PRED}V=future.actionI (with future predicate)
      • npro+V{PRED}V=past.actionI (subject of authoritative action in the past)
      • npro+V{PRED}experientialI (at present, or remembering the personal past)
      • npro+Vtpreposed object: me
      • npro.postVtnon-contrastiveme
      • npro.adNmarkedcontrastive: my
      • npro.postVtcontrastiveme
      • npro{PRED}contrastivebe me
      • plural>WE
        • npro.adNour, our party's
        • npro.postVtus; our party (which is also yours)
        • npro(.adN)ours (exocentric pronoun with omitted nominal head) [師少於我 "that army is less in number than ours"]
        • npro=N我二人
        • nprowe, our party; we for our part
        • npropartyour party, we (as opposed to others); we (Shang)
        • nproinclusivewe (including the audience)
        • npro.adNinclusiveour (including yours)
        • npro.postVtpivotpivot: I
        • npro+Vtinclusiveus (including the audience)
        • nproexclusivewe (excluding you, my audience)
        • npro.adNmarkedour
        • npro[adN]territoryour territory (inclusive)
        • npro+V{PRED}contrastivewe
      • impersonal>ONESELF
        • npro0.adNmarkednon-referential: one's
        • npro0impersonalimpersonal pronoun: one, oneself (as opposed to other things) 自我 (cf. 自我加冕 "be self-congratulatory)
        • npro0.adNone's
        • npro.postVtoneself
        • npro+V{PRED}oneself
        • npro Vtpreposed object: oneself
        • nabconceptthe concept of "oneself"
        • abstract: the Self>SELF
          • nprohimself
          • nproreflexiveplural: themselves
          • abstractly>SELFISH
            • vibe egotistic
          • specifically> one’s own land>TERRITORY
            • npro.postVtour territory; our state; my state