-lah

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See also: lah, LAH, and lah-

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lah

  1. (after stems ending in l) Alternative form of -tlah

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lah, from a Sinitic language, compare Mandarin (la).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lah

  1. Used to make polite request or to allow something
    Minumlah air iniPlease drink this water
    Datanglah ke MalaysiaPlease come to Malaysia
    Janganlah malu-maluPlease don't be shy
  2. Used to indicate command, imperative, reassurance, emphasis and assertion
    Dialah yang mencuri kereta saya!It is him who stole my car!
    Janganlah bising!Don't be noisy!
    Matilah aku!I'm dead!
    Majulah!Onward!

Navajo[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

-lah (inalienable)

  1. An opposite sex sibling (a woman’s brother, a man’s sister)
    shilahmy brother/sister
    bilahher/his/their brother/sister