lah

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See also: LAH, -lah, and lah-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An anglicised spelling of la.

Noun[edit]

lah ‎(uncountable)

  1. (music) Alternative spelling of la

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Particle[edit]

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.’

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin ‎(la).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

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 English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lēgaz.

Adjective[edit]

lāh

  1. low

Declension[edit]

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