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Akkadian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

  1. no, not (in subordinate or conditional clauses)
  2. without
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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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
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Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

  1. day
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Etymology 4[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Romanization[edit]

(Zhuyin ㄌㄚ)

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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
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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