See also: LAH, -lah, and lah-

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

An anglicised spelling of la.

NounEdit

lah (uncountable)

  1. (music) Alternative spelling of la

Etymology 2Edit

 
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From Malay lah or Mandarin (la) and (le)

ParticleEdit

lah

  1. (Manglish, Singlish) Placed at the end of a phrase or sentence either for emphasis or reassurance.
    Don’t think so much lah!‎ ― Don’t overanalyze.
    It’s okay lah.‎ ― It’s all right; don’t worry about it.
    • 1978, Leong Choon Cheong, Youth in the Army, Singapore: Federal Publications, OCLC 6144357, page 75:
      Don’t know lah [] this is very hard to say.
    • 1994, C. S. Chong, NS: An Air-Level Story, Singapore: Times Books International, ISBN 978-981-204-312-2, page 58:
      Oh well, it was xiong, but overall OK, lah.
    • 2000 April 2, Tee Hun Ching, The Sunday Times (Singapore), page 14:
      ‘No, lah!’ he says with a wave of his hand. [] ‘No need, lah! People in the industry know me. []
    • 2001 February 23, Susan Long, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for”, in The Straits Times (Singapore), page H12:
      His says his attitude then, as it still is, was: ‘Try lah, won’t go wrong one lah.’

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin (la).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

lah

  1. Final particle indicating an imperative, reassurance or emphasis.
    Saya ada di sini lah.‎ ― I'm here.
    Kau ni bodoh betul lah!‎ ― You are so stupid!
    Diam lah!‎ ― Shut up!
    Pergi sana lah!‎ ― Go there!

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lēgaz.

AdjectiveEdit

lāh

  1. low

DeclensionEdit

Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative lāga lāge lāge lāgan nom. lāh lāh lāgu lāge lāgu, -e lāga, -e
accusative lāgan lāge lāgan acc. lāgne lāh lāge lāge lāgu, -e lāga, -e
genitive lāgan lāgra, lāgena gen. lāges lāges lāgre lāgra
dative lāgan lāgum dat. lāgum lāgum lāgre lāgum
instrumental lāge