Words for to speak and related words in Celtic languages.
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||labraithir = to speak, say|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||labhair [l̪ˠəuɾʲ] = to speak, hail|
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||labhair [l̪ˠau.ɪrʲ] = to speak, talk, commune|
|Manx (Gaelg)||loayrt = to talk, utter, discourse, pipe up, express|
|Proto-Brythonic||*laβar [laβaːr] = prone to talking, eloquent|
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||llafaru [ɬɛˈvarɨ̞] / ɬɛˈvaːrɪ] = to speak (about), utter, say, tell, declare, express, use (language) in speech; cry out; sound, enunciate, pronounce; dictate|
|Cornish (Kernewek)||leverel [lɛ’vɛrɛl / lə’vɛrɐl] = to say, tell, pronounce|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||lavaret = to speak|
Etymology: from the Proto-Celtic *ɸlabros = (talkative, arrogant, boastful) [source].
|Old Irish (Goídelc)||asbeir, [asˈbʲerʲ] = to say, utter, mention, speak|
|Middle Irish (Gaoidhealg)||atbeir = to say, speak|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||abair [ˈabˠəɾʲ] = to say, utter, speak, express, state, allege, give opinion, suppose, assume, mean, direct, report
abairt sentence, phrase
abartha given to repartee
|Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)||abair [abɪrʲ] = to say, speak, utter, tell
abairt [abər̪ˠʃdʲ] expression, phrase, collocation, saying, comment
abartach [abər̪ˠʃdəx] talkative, bold. impudent
|Manx (Gaelg)||abbyr = to say, state, assume
abbyrt = sentence, dialect, phrase, expression, period
Etymology: from the Proto-Celtic *ess (ex-, out) and *beirid (to carry, bring, bear, give) [source].
|Welsh (Cymraeg)||comio = to talk converse
ymgomio, ymgoniaf = to chat, converse, mention, discuss, dispute, debate
|Cornish (Kernewek)||kows [kɔʊz] = to speak, talk
kewsel [ˈkɛʊzɛl] = to speak, talk
|Middle Breton||comps = to say, tell, pronounce|
|Breton (Brezhoneg)||komz [ˈkɔ̃ms] = to speak, to express oneself|
Etymology: from the Proto-Indo-European *wekʷ- = (to speak) [source].
Words marked with a * are reconstructions.
Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, Online Manx Dictionary, Teanglann.ie, eDIL – Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionaire Favereau, TermOfis