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See also: ལི and ལོ
U+0F63, ལ
TIBETAN LETTER LA

[U+0F62]
Tibetan
[U+0F64]

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TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

  1. Tibetan letter la

TibetanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps from Sino-Tibetan *la (area far from settlements; wilderness); compare Chinese (OC *laːʔ, *ɦljaʔ, “countryside; field”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

(la)

  1. hillside, mountain pass

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit


PostpositionEdit

(la)

  1. Marks oblique locatives.
  2. Marks the dative (a recipient in a trivalent construction).
    1. Marks the possessor in have-constructions which use a copular verb.
  3. Marks the subject of verbs such as "like" and "need".
  4. Marks the direct object of verbs which involve contact but no change of state.
Usage notesEdit

When the preceding syllable ends in a vowel, la becomes r and goes in the coda of the preceding syllable. For example, "in Lhasa" is ལྷ་སར (lha sar).