WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɬai̯/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (lightweight). Cognate with Old Irish laigiu.

AdjectiveEdit

llai

  1. comparative degree of bachsmaller
  2. less, fewer

Etymology 2Edit

Possibly ultimately from From Proto-Indo-European *pelH- (pale) and so connected to llwyd (grey).

AdjectiveEdit

llai

  1. (obsolete) grey, brown, dun, dark red, dark

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llai lai unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “llai”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies