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See also: allos
ällös (in some dialects ellös)
- (archaic, poetic) The second-person singular optative present form of the negation verb, partially synonymous with älä, but it is more polite and subtle.
- The negative verb has no infinitive form. The negative verb beginning with e is the same with indicative, conditional and potential mood and, with those moods, it is conjugated only in person. (For the second-person singular of the negative verb in the imperative mood, see älä, and for that verb in the same person and number in indicative, conditional and potential mood, see et.)
|first person||—||(imperative) älkäämme|
|second person||(imperative) älä; (optative) ällös||(imperative) älkää|
|third person||(imperative) älköön||(imperative) älkööt|
- This archaic verb form is used mainly in poetry, nowadays even more rarely there. If used in standard Finnish, it has a jocular and playful sense.