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Postby Neos » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:54 pm

The word language came from the Latin lingua (tongue, speech, language) from the verb lingo (to lick), which is related to the Greek verb λείχω (liho; to lick).

In Greek:
α) γλείφω: lick [glifo]

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/08/language.html
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Postby Estoniacus Inoriginale » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:46 pm

This folk etyology is irrelevant and false... :=) Actually, in Old Latin inscriptions it was written DINGVA pronounced dingua and came from the same Indo-European word as the English 'tongue', and the reconstructed Proto-Indoeuropean root could be dnghw(a), of course pronounced dnnghu(a). Mea Lingua gustat omne. MEA DINGVA GOSTAT OMNED.
OINOM ANNOM STVDIAVEI DINGVAM LATINAM OREIGENEBOS VARIONS
HANCE SICNATOVRAM VIDETE ET REDITE

ITEM BOLVNTAS BIXET BERITAS BIVAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxc0qxl4Hfk&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
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Postby Estoniacus Inoriginale » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:54 pm

I might be wrong, though. Not that sure, but according to http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lingual
Imight be right.
OINOM ANNOM STVDIAVEI DINGVAM LATINAM OREIGENEBOS VARIONS
HANCE SICNATOVRAM VIDETE ET REDITE

ITEM BOLVNTAS BIXET BERITAS BIVAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxc0qxl4Hfk&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
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Postby Essorant » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:13 pm

May I ask which resources you use? It seems you must be using a very old resource to follow such a mistaken etymology. Almost any modern resource that includes etymology, will give you the kind of etymology that Estoniacus said above.
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