Monday, October 04, 2010

Tongue, in my words + tongues

tingu : tongue

The Illunse word for tongue is tingu. Tingu Rangadu (1982) is an Indian (Telugu) movie. Tingu is a masculine Indian first name. Tingu is a rare last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for tongue which is lingua, and the Old English word for tongue which is tunge.

Both the Latin and the Old English words also have secondary meanings as speech, language.

tingua : tongues

The Illunse word for tongues (nominative plural) is tingua.

Tongues in Latin is linguae. Tongues in Old English is tungan.

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