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By Isaac Mozeson

Edenics takes a L I C K I N G


LICK   LaK[H]aKH    Lamed-Het-Khaf
LAH-UCK_  ______לחך________[LHK]
ROOTS: LICK is said to be from Greek leikhein and the Indo-European (IE) 'root' leigh (to lick).

A better reason for the double guttural (C and K) of LICK is found in לחך LAK[H]aKH (to lick - Numbers 22:4).  The Edenic liquid-guttural-guttural compound may be seen as a combining of two shorter elements or sub-roots: לח LahK[H] means moisture  (Numbers 6:3 --- see LIQUID),  and חך  K[H]aiKH means 'palate' (Songs 7:10). 

  לקק LaQaQ is to lick (I Kings 21:19),  and   עלע [E]eLaGH is to lap or swallow.
 Ugaritic lhk is to lick. The Arabic tongue is lougha, the same word, naturally, for language.
BRANCHES:     החליקHe[K]HeLeeYQ is to make smooth (Isaiah 41:7);  Ma[K]HaLeeYQ LaSHOAN   means flattering with the tongue (see לשון LaSHOAN at SLANG).  Whether by a mother cat or  by a smooth sycophant, Het-Lamed-Koof  is slick with LK licking.

Cognates of LICK include  ELECTUARY, and LECHER. Although Latin lingere ('to lick') is mentioned here, Latin's lingua (tongue) words such as LANGUAGE, LINGUIST, etc. are listed instead at the tongue-twisted IE 'root' dnghu.  These are nasalized (added N) L-K tongue words.

The American Heritage Dictionary has a racist agenda that confounds logic, otherwise why try to make LK language words like LOCUTION come from the made-up root tolkw  (to speak).  Edenic has the LK etymon above, as well as a reverse of Koof-Lamed,  קול QOAL (voice – see CALL.
These proposed IE 'root'  dngu may link up with  טעם DTaGHaM (to taste).
Tongue and LANGUAGE are synonyms. To lick is 'to tongue', as many nouns are tied to verbs, and sophisticated nouns (as easily seen in Semitic) are derived from parts of the body.  LINGUAL words are clearly a nasalized (extra N) form of the Semitic liquid-guttural terms above.

Terms for 'language' like Swahili lugha and Finnish kieli are Lamed-Koof words with 1) a guttural shift KàG, and 2) a reversal LKàKL.  It is then more obvious that 'language' words like French langue, Italian lingua and Spanish lengua are nasalizations.

The slick licking of animal glosses or tongues grooming a glossy coat should evoke a link between LACQUER and LICK. Webster's  presumes that LACQUER, a resinous varnish or shellac, is from a Persian word for gum: lac.  The Finnish lacquer, lakka, favors       לקקLaQaQ.  Neither LACQUER nor SHELLAC  have IE 'roots.'  Also, 'SHELLAC' with a guttural and fricative shift, resembles a reversal of GLOSS (see GLISSADE.)

Greek glossa, tongue, is relevant in an entry about LICKING. 
See CALL, LIQUID and SLANG (where Hebrew, too, has the same word for tongue and language).
Global lickers include French lecher, German lecken, Latin lingent, Rumanian linge, Maltesian lagħaq and Italian leccare.  [RW] 
 The Finnish tongue has reversed to kieli; kielikurssi is a language course. [MN]
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