lachu

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See also: Lachu and łachu

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a Proto-Indo-European root shared with Lithuanian lak (to fly).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lachu f (genitive lachan, nominative plural lachain)

  1. duck
    • c. 900, Sanas Cormaic, from the Yellow Book of Lecan, Corm. Y 829
      lacha .i. lichiu quam aliæ auess
      duck, which is wetter than other birds

Inflection[edit]

Feminine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative lachu lachainL lachain
Vocative lachu lachainL lachnaH
Accusative lachainN lachainL lachnaH
Genitive lachan lachanL lachanN
Dative lachainL, lachuL lachnaib lachnaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: lacha
  • Manx: laagh
  • Scottish Gaelic: lach

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lachu
also llachu after a proclitic
lachu
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911) , “lachu”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page lach

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