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This is very odd. Somebody took away ==Turkish== above the adjective and adverb meaning of ilk. Now it's not clear anymore what language this is in, which is even worse than the situation before the change was made. Polyglot 07:03, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)


The main page etymology is fabricated for want of any sound and reliable connections. There is another form YLCA, which seems older and is usually alternated between the "y" and "e" in Anglo-Saxon; that is why the further etymology, whilst very clever, is false! While I am aware of its most logical etymology, am not free to present it here yet, since it is likely to be controversial, particularly because I have found no truly acceptable gradations in cognate languages. It is extremely unlikely that such a lexeme as this was carried through conquests with less semantic changes than in any neighbouring languages, especially as derived from the same family. Apparently, it is not connected with Dutch elk (each); although not as objectionable as that which I have not included. Andrew H. Gray 08:42, 30 August 2016 (UTC) Andrew (talk)

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