leh

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See also: łeh and Leh

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien (--leh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

leh (Manglish, Singlish)

  1. Used to express uncertainty.
    Our appointment leh?What about our appointment?
    No leh, it's right here.No? It's right here.
    • 2002 May 14, Niamh O’Leary, The Straits Times, Singapore, page L2:
      OK, this one, leh?
    • 2010 August 22, Fiona Chan, The Sunday Times, Singapore, page 13:
      You got send [e-mail] meh? I never receive leh.
  2. Highlights new and relevant information.
    It's next week leh.Just so you know, it's next week.
    • 2005 April 22, Lee Kin Mun, Today, Singapore, page 30:
      Thirty-five thousand jobs, leh. Not something to sneeze at.
  3. Marks a tentative request or reminder.
    Close the door leh.Why don't you close the door?
    • 1994, C.S. Chong, NS: An Air-Level Story, page 29:
      Sing us a song, leh.

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Low, Ee Ling; Brown, Adam (2005) English in Singapore: An Introduction[1]

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

earlier attested as ljeh, cognate with Romanian lehăi, supported as Dacian, or substrate.[1] Alternatively, From Proto-Albanian *laja, from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂-. Cognate to Ancient Greek λάσκω (láskō, to cry, roar). Present leh occurs almost exclusively in the 2nd and 3rd person, the -a- of which has usually been subject to umlaut.

Verb[edit]

leh (aorist lehu, participle lehë)

  1. to bark, yap

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katičić, R. Ancient Languages of the Balkans. 1975. p. 152

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lehnout, ležet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛx]
  • Hyphenation: leh

Noun[edit]

leh m inan

  1. lying position

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • leh in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • leh in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Hokkien[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of leh – see (“in the process of; currently”).
(This term is the pe̍h-ōe-jī form of ).

K'iche'[edit]

Noun[edit]

leh

  1. (Classical K'iche') corn tortilla

Slovene[edit]

Noun[edit]

leh

  1. genitive dual/plural of leha

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ottoman Turkish له (leh, for him/it; in favor of him/it; to, belonging to him/it),[1][2] from Arabic لَهُ (lahu).[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleh/
  • Hyphenation: leh

Noun[edit]

leh (definite accusative lehi, plural lehler)

  1. (chiefly in possessive, with dative or locative) Being in favor of, favorable or for to a thing or person; one's benefit.
    Antonym: aleyh
    Her durumu kendi lehine çevirmekte uzmansın.You're an expert at turning every situation to your benefit.
    Hepsinin mahkemede lehimizde tanıklık edeceğini tahmin ediyoruz.We predict that they are all going to testify in our favor in court.

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative leh
Definite accusative lehi
Singular Plural
Nominative leh lehler
Definite accusative lehi lehleri
Dative lehe lehlere
Locative lehte lehlerde
Ablative lehten lehlerden
Genitive lehin lehlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular lehim lehlerim
2nd singular lehin lehlerin
3rd singular lehi lehleri
1st plural lehimiz lehlerimiz
2nd plural lehiniz lehleriniz
3rd plural lehleri lehleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular lehimi lehlerimi
2nd singular lehini lehlerini
3rd singular lehini lehlerini
1st plural lehimizi lehlerimizi
2nd plural lehinizi lehlerinizi
3rd plural lehlerini lehlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular lehime lehlerime
2nd singular lehine lehlerine
3rd singular lehine lehlerine
1st plural lehimize lehlerimize
2nd plural lehinize lehlerinize
3rd plural lehlerine lehlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular lehimde lehlerimde
2nd singular lehinde lehlerinde
3rd singular lehinde lehlerinde
1st plural lehimizde lehlerimizde
2nd plural lehinizde lehlerinizde
3rd plural lehlerinde lehlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular lehimden lehlerimden
2nd singular lehinden lehlerinden
3rd singular lehinden lehlerinden
1st plural lehimizden lehlerimizden
2nd plural lehinizden lehlerinizden
3rd plural lehlerinden lehlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular lehimin lehlerimin
2nd singular lehinin lehlerinin
3rd singular lehinin lehlerinin
1st plural lehimizin lehlerimizin
2nd plural lehinizin lehlerinizin
3rd plural lehlerinin lehlerinin

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redhouse, James W. (1890), “له”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon, Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 1645
  2. ^ Kélékian, Diran (1911), “له”, in Dictionnaire turc-français, Constantinople: Mihran, page 1084
  3. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) “leh”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Further reading[edit]

Wagi[edit]

Noun[edit]

leh

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • J. Spencer, S. van Cott, B. MacKenzie, G. Muñoz, A Sociolinguistic Survey of the Wagi [fad] Language