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PAKAT root. “*talk, speech”

PAKAT root. “*talk, speech”

This root appeared in notes probably dating to the early 1960s as the basis for words for “speech”, probably replacing another root √KARAP of similar meaning, and with a deleted variant √PATAK (PE17/126). The root √PAKAT itself was probably a restoration of a (hypothetical) early root *ᴱ√PAKATA, the likely basis for “speech” words in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s such as G. pactha- “utter, speak, talk” and G. paithron “orator” (GL/63).

References ✧ PE17/126

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?ᴱ√PAKATA root. “*talk, speech”

See √PAKAT for discussion.

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