Akkadian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Semitic *lā. Cognate with Arabicلَا() and Biblical Hebrewלֹא(loʔ).

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

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

Hawaiian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

  1. sail
  2. dorsal fin (of fish)

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *laqa. Compare Maori .

Noun edit

  1. sun, sun’s heat; sunny, solar
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

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

Noun edit

  1. day
Related terms edit

Etymology 4 edit

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

Noun edit

  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 5 edit

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

Particle edit

  1. expressing doubt, uncertainty

Etymology 6 edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *la.

Pronoun edit

  1. (demonstrative) that
Usage notes edit
  • 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).

Mandarin edit

Alternative forms edit

  • lanonstandard

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Romanization edit

(la1, Zhuyin ㄌㄚ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  3. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  4. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  5. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  6. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  7. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  8. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  9. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  10. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  11. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

Tokelauan edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlaː]
  • Hyphenation:

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

  1. sun

Verb edit

  1. (stative) to be sunny

Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

  1. sail

Etymology 3 edit

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

Noun edit

  1. branch

Etymology 4 edit

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

Pronoun edit

  1. they two
See also edit

Etymology 5 edit

Particle edit

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

References edit

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