linguo-, lingu-, lingua-, -linguist, -linguistic, -linguistical, -linguistically +

(Latin: literally tongue; and by extension, speech, language)

From Old Latin dingua which is a cognate (kindred) with Old English tunge, The change of d (in Old Latin dingua) to l (in Latin lingua) was probably due to dialectal influence (the so-called "Sabine l"). It was facilitated by a folk-etymological association with lingere, "to lick", the tongue having been conceived as "the licking organ".

—According to Dr. Ernest Klein in his
A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language
linguacity (s) (noun), linguacities (pl)
Loquacity; the state of being very talkative: Little Ivy was just beginning to communicate with understandable words and babbled along the whole day, and her linguacity was enjoyed very much by her parents!
linguae (plural)
Tongues or parts resembling them.
1. Of or pertaining to the tongue or a tonguelike organ or part.
2. Glossal; tonguelike; specifically, in phonetics, formed with the aid of the tongue; applied to the dental sounds; such as, t, d, n, and s.
3. Relating to language or languages.
1. Tongue-shaped.
2. Of or pertaining to the tongue, or to any tongue-like part.
3. A reference to the tongue as the organ of speech.
4. Pertaining to language or languages.
Relating to the tongue.
The quality of being lingual.
lingualize (verb), lingualizes; lingualized; lingualizing
To form words with the aid of the tongue, especially the tip: Rodger's difficulty while speaking is when he lingualizes words that begin with the letter "t" like "take", "tooth", "top", etc.
1. In a lingual manner; as regards language.
2. On the lingual side; towards the tongue.
Formed or shaped like a tongue.
linguipotence (s) (noun), linguipotences (pl)
Mastery of languages: There was only one person Lynn knew who had excellent linguipotence in many languages, and that was John's wife!
linguist (s) (noun), linguists (pl)
1. Someone who speaks several languages or finds it easy to learn languages: Ms. Smith was a famed linguist who wrote poetry in several different languages.
2. A person who studies languages: A new linguist was hired by the university to chair the foreign language department.
Knowing several languages.
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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.