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iaith

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh ieith, from Proto-Celtic *yaxtī (compare Breton yezh (language), Cornish yeth (language), Irish icht (tribe, people)[1]), from Proto-Indo-European *yek- (compare Latin jocus (joke), Old High German jehan (to admit, to confess), Tocharian A yask (to demand, to beg)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

iaith f (plural ieithoedd)

  1. language

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
iaith unchanged unchanged hiaith
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 435