teanga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtʲaŋə], [ˈtʲaŋɡə]

Noun[edit]

teanga f (genitive teanga, nominative plural teangacha)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. language

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Mutation[edit]

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.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

teanga f (genitive teangaidh, plural teangan)

  1. tongue
  2. language

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