loqu-, -loquence, -loquent, -loquently, -loquy, -iloquent, -iloquently

(Latin: talk, speak, say)

This loqu unit is directly related to the "talk, speak, say, word, speech" locu- family unit.

superbiloquent, superbiloquence
Speaking in a proud, haughty manner.
tardiloquent, tardiloquence, tardiloquy
1. Speaking slowly; slow speech.
2. Talking in a slow way or drawing one’s speech out at length.
tolutiloquent, tolutiloquence
Speaking characterized by fluency or glibness of utterance; rapid and ready of speech; fluency.

From Latin tolutim, "trotting along".

A crude way of speaking; not eloquent.
vaniloquent, vaniloquence, vaniloquy
1. Speaking in a vain or egotistical manner; vain babbling.
2. Vain or foolish talk.
Pertaining to, or referring to, a ventriloquist or to ventriloquism.
The art of speaking such that the voice seems to come from somewhere else.

Ventriloquism is, literally, speaking from the belly.

An entertainer who makes his voice appear to come from a dummy, or of a person, or an animal.
ventriloquize, ventriloquizes, ventriloquized, ventriloquizing (verb forms)
1. To practice ventriloquism.
2. To speak like a ventriloquist.
3. To produce vocal sounds that seem to come from somewhere other than the speaker.
Referring to a ventriloquist or to ventriloquism.
1. The art or skill of producing vocal sounds that seem to come from somewhere other than the speaker; such as, a "dummy".
2. The production of the voice in such a way that the sound seems to come from a source other than the vocal organs of the speaker.
3. Expressions of one's views and attitudes through another person; especially, such expressions by a writer through a fictional character or literary persona.
Speaking the truth; truthful, veracious.
1. Speaking the truth.
2. Being truthful when talking.
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. (Latin statement)
Translation: "That man is wise who talks little."

Alternate translations: "He is a wise man who speaks but little." or "Know when to hold your tongue."

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-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.