iaith

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

iaith f (plural ieithoedd)

  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, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 435