Here is the sentence including the word.


I guess it would mean 'to do' but I would like to know why it is written in this form.


「やりい」 is a light or friendly imperative form of the Standard 「やれ(よ)/やりなさい(よ)/やりな(よ)」 used in parts of Western Japan.




  • I don't see dialectal features in OP's sentence. Are you sure it isn't Standard Japanese? – broken laptop Aug 1 '15 at 6:53
  • Wikipediaの西日本方言の記事にこの用法があります。個人的にも西日本(大阪に限らず)な感じがします。 – naruto Aug 1 '15 at 7:26
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    ここのベストアンサーによれば、時代劇で侍や姫様が「はよせい」と言うのも、西日本の命令形がベースになった古風な言い方、ということのようです。 – naruto Aug 1 '15 at 7:42

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