iaith

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh ieith, from Proto-Brythonic *jeiθ, from Proto-Celtic *yextis (compare Breton yezh (language), Cornish yeth (language), Old 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)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jai̯θ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ai̯θ

Noun[edit]

iaith f (plural ieithoedd or ieithiau or ieithau or ieithydd)

  1. language

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 435