Quenya 

ú-

prefix. no, not, un-, in-, hard, difficult, bad, uneasy, hardly, with difficulty, ‘badly’
Quenya [PE17/062; PE17/063; PE17/143; PE17/144; PE17/150; PE22/152; PE22/156; PE22/160; PE22/167; UT/211; VT39/14; VT42/33; VT44/04; VT49/15; VT49/18] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ui

adverb. no, it is n[ot]
Quenya [VT49/28] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ala

not

ala, #ála (1) imperative particle á, a combined with the negation , -la "not" to express a prohibition (VT43:22; see #1). Also with 1st person suffix -lyë (alalyë and álalyë, VT43:10, 22, VT44:8) and 1st person pl. object suffix - (alamë and álamë, "do not [do something to] us", as in ála tulya, "do not lead us", VT43:12, 22). In the essay Quendi and Eldar, negative imperatives are rather indicated by áva, q.v., but this form can well coexist with ala, #ála.

ala-

not

ala- (2) negative prefix "not", "un-", reduced to al- before a vowel (VT42:33, GALA, VT45:25), though the example Alcorin would suggest that al- can sometimes appear before a consonant as well. In a deleted entry in Etym, al(a)- was defined as "not" and said to be a "pure negative" (VT45:5). In alahasta, Alamanyar, alasaila, Alcorin.

la-

prefix. not, in-, un-
Quenya [PE22/153; PE22/155; PE22/156] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lá¹

adverb. no, not
Quenya [PE22/153; PE22/154; PE22/158; PE22/160; PE22/161; PE22/162; PE22/166; VT42/33; VT49/13; VT49/18] Group: Eldamo. Published by

il-

verb. no, *un-

il- (prefix) "no, *un-" (LA); cf. ilfirin "immortal" (vs. firin "dead"). This prefix "denotes the opposite, the reversal, i.e. more than the mere negation" (VT42:32). But il- can also mean "all, every"; see ilaurëa, ilqua, ilquen.

la

no, not

la negation "no, not" (see ); also prefix la- as in lacarë, q.v. (VT45:25)

no, not

(1) adv. "no, not" (LA, VT45:25) According to VT42:33, is the stressed form, alternating with la when the negation is unstressed. In another conceptual phase of Tolkien's, had the opposite meaning "yes" (VT42:32-33), but this idea is contradicted by both earlier and later material: usually is conceived as a negation. The negation can receive tense markers and be used as a negative verb "when [another] verb is not expressed" (VT49:13), apparently where the phrase "is not" is followed by a noun or an adjective as a predicate, or where some verb is understood, as in English "I do not" (i.e. "I do not do whatever the context indicates"). With pronominal endings la- in the aorist, e.g. lanyë "I do not, am not" (etc.) (Tolkien abandoned the form lamin.) Exemplified in the sentence melin sé apa lanyë *"I love him but I do not [love] him" (another person) (VT49:15). Present tense laia, past lánë, perfect alaië, future lauva.

ui

no

ui interjection "no" (originally an endingless negative verb in the 3rd person aorist: "it is not [so]"; see #u-). Apparently this is the word for "no" used to deny that something is true (compare , which is rather used to reject orders, or to issue negative orders). (VT49:28) Compare uito.

Sindarin 

ú-

prefix. no, not, negative, impossible, *[N.] bad-
Sindarin [LotR/1061; PE17/062; PE17/144; PE17/145; PE22/160; UT/313; VT42/33; VT44/28; WJ/369] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ú

prefix. no, not (negative prefix or particle)
Sindarin [WJ/369, LotR/A(v)] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

û

adverb/interjection. no, not, *[G.] nor
Sindarin [PE17/144] Group: Eldamo. Published by

al-

prefix. not

pref. not. >> alfirin

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:101:146] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

al-¹

prefix. no, not
Sindarin [PE17/101] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baw

interjection. no, do not!, do not, don’t!, no!
Sindarin [PE17/143.3703; PE17/145.1101; WJ/371.3709; WJ/372.0506] Group: Eldamo. Published by

baw

interjection. no, don't!
Sindarin [WJ/371] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

baw¹

interjection. no, do not!
Sindarin [PE17/143; PE17/145; WJ/371; WJ/372] Group: Eldamo. Published by

û

interjection. no

adv. or interj. no, not (of fact).

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:144] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

* al

not

al- (prefix) as in alfirin "not-mortal", immortal.

* law¹

adverb. not
Sindarin Group: Neologism. Published by

* ont

adverb/adjective. no, none
Sindarin Group: Neologism. Published by

* ú

not

(adverbial prefix) ú-, u- (followed by lenition, e.g. ú-chebin ”I do not keep”) (without). Verb

* baw!

no

! (interjection expressing refusal or prohibition, not denying facts) baw! (dont!) Prefix

Telerin 

aba-²

prefix. not
Telerin [WJ/371] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorin 

al-

prefix. no, not

@@@ the phrase “the only place in Noldorin where the primitive prefix is preserved” was deleted (EtyAC/AR²)

Noldorin [Ety/LA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

al-

prefix. no, not
Noldorin [Ety/367] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

interjection. no
Noldorin [EtyAC/MŪ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

ala

root. no, not, negative, not to be
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

la

root. no, not, negative, not to be
Primitive elvish [PE17/143; PE17/146; PE17/158; PE18/084; PE18/088; PE22/140; PE22/153; PE22/156; VT42/32; VT42/33; VT48/25; VT49/13] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

al(a)-

prefix. not, negative prefix
Qenya [Ety/GALA; EtyAC/ALA; EtyAC/LA; PE19/056] Group: Eldamo. Published by

il-

prefix. un-, negative prefix
Qenya [LT1A/Ilkorin; LT2A/Nínin-Udathriol; QL/041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ul-

prefix. negative prefix, mis-
Qenya [LT1A/Melko; QL/097] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lau(me)

adverb. no, no indeed not, on the contrary
Qenya [Ety/LA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

il-

prefix. no, not
Qenya [Ety/LA; EtyAC/LA] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lala

adverb. no, not
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

lá¹

adverb. no, not
Qenya [Ety/LA; EtyAC/LA; PE22/119; PE22/120; PE22/122] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ú-

prefix. not, un-, in-
Qenya [Ety/GŪ; Ety/UGU; EtyAC/A; EtyAC/ƷŪ; EtyAC/UGU; LR/072] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ú-

prefix. un-
Qenya [LT1A/Vána; QL/098] Group: Eldamo. Published by

úv-

prefix. un-
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

la-

prefix. no, not, negative prefix
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/LA; EtyAC/LA; PE19/056] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ala²

root. no, not, to be not
Middle Primitive Elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

la

root. no, not, to be not
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/AR²; Ety/LA; EtyAC/ALA; EtyAC/LA; PE18/060; PE22/126] Group: Eldamo. Published by

root. no, not
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/GŪ; Ety/MŪ; Ety/UGU; EtyAC/GŪ; EtyAC/ƷŪ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gū̆-

interjection. no, not
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/GŪ; Ety/UGU; EtyAC/GŪ] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

u-

prefix. negative prefix
Gnomish [GL/46; GL/50; GL/52; GL/73; LT2A/Nínin-Udathriol] Group: Eldamo. Published by

u

adverb. no, not, nor
Gnomish [GL/47; GL/52; GL/53; GL/73] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ub²

adjective. no, none
Gnomish [GL/74] Group: Eldamo. Published by

untha

adverb/adjective. no, none
Gnomish [GL/73] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* gw-

prefix. negative prefix
Gnomish Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Primitive Elvish

ḷ-

prefix. negative prefix
Early Primitive Elvish [GL/50; PE12/011; QL/041; QL/097] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ū²

root. not
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/096; QL/098] Group: Eldamo. Published by