teanga

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish tengae, from Proto-Celtic *tangʷāt- (compare Welsh tafod), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s ‎(tongue, speech, language).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Waterford, Cork, Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): [ˈtʲaŋə]
  • (Kerry, Aran) IPA(key): [ˈtʲaŋɡə]
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): [ˈtʲæːŋɡə]

NounEdit

teanga f ‎(genitive singular teanga, nominative plural teangacha)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. language

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
teanga theanga dteanga
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "teanga" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • tengae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish tengae, from Proto-Celtic *tangʷāt-, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s ‎(tongue, speech, language).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

teanga f ‎(genitive singular teangaidh, plural teangan)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. (linguistics) language

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