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Borean (approx.) : KVLV
Meaning : tongue, to speak
Eurasiatic : *Ḳä[lH]ä
Afroasiatic : *ḳa(wa)l-
Sino-Caucasian : NC *=alg[w]Ăn ( = *=ag(w)Al) 'speak' ?
Amerind (misc.) : *kʷala 'say' (R 598)
African (misc.) : CSkh. *gùl- 'to speak badly'.
Notes : Niv. qlai 'рассуждать, разговаривать'.
Reference : МССНЯ 336, ОСНЯ 1, 346-347; GE 44 *ḳele (+ NS).

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