tengae

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tengae f ‎(genitive tengad, nominative plural tengaid)

  1. tongue
  2. language

InflectionEdit

Feminine t-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tengae thengae tengae
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • tengae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.