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اداة النهي، لا، لا شيء، صفر (تستخدم في سؤال نعم او لا)

semantic space · lipamanka

the semantic space of ala contains nothing. But don't be fooled, it isn't void of information. "ala li lukin e kili" can be "nobody's looking at the fruit." "jan li moku e ala" can mean "the person ate nothing." as a modifier, it actually reverses the semantic space of whatever words come before it, which no other content word does. "soweli li alasa ala e kili" can mean "the monky doesn't forage for fruit." An ijo ala is never a type of ijo. as a verb, ala can mean "erase" or "delete."

ku translations

none100, not100, zero100, no94, nothing81, neither60, nor30, hardly28

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE no, not, zero


core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


الجورجية · არა ara ‘no’

coined by jan Sonja

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X mark, a crosslinguistic symbol for negation

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ala sitelen sitelen

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kala Asi

jan Lakuse

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