AkkadianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *lā. Cognate with Arabic لَا() and Biblical Hebrew לֹא(lōʾ).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

  1. no, not (in subordinate or conditional clauses)
  2. without
Cuneiform spellings
Logograms Phonetic

HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *la, from Proto-Oceanic *layaʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *layaʀ, from Proto-Austronesian *layaʀ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

  1. sail
  2. dorsal fin (of fish)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *laqa. Compare Maori .

NounEdit

  1. sun, sun’s heat; sunny, solar
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *raqa, from Proto-Polynesian *laqa.

NounEdit

  1. day
Related termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.
  2. each of the two cross sticks that hold the corners of a dip net

Etymology 5Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

ParticleEdit

  1. expressing doubt, uncertainty

Etymology 6Edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *la.

PronounEdit

  1. (demonstrative) that
Usage notesEdit
  • Occurs after both nouns and verbs, and as the last part of kēlā (that) and pēlā (like that); following directionals, it is usually unstressed and written as the last part of the directional (aʻela, akula, ihola, maila). It also occurs in the sequence ua (that aforementioned).

MandarinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • la (nonstandard)

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

RomanizationEdit

(la1, Zhuyin ㄌㄚ)

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TokelauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaː/
  • Hyphenation:

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *laqa. Cognates include Hawaiian and Samoan .

NounEdit

  1. sun

VerbEdit

  1. (stative) to be sunny

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *la. Cognates include Hawaiian and Samoan .

NounEdit

  1. sail

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *raqa. Cognates include Tongan vaʻa and Samoan la.

NounEdit

  1. branch

Etymology 4Edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *la. Cognates include Samoan .

PronounEdit

  1. they two
See alsoEdit

Etymology 5Edit

ParticleEdit

  1. Used to emphasise the preceding verb.
  2. Used to mark the consultative mood.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 170