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".

uneloquent
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.
ventrilocution
Pertaining to, or referring to, a ventriloquist or to ventriloquism.
ventriloquism
The art of speaking such that the voice seems to come from somewhere else.

Ventriloquism is, literally, speaking from the belly.

ventriloquist
An entertainer who makes his voice appear to come from a dummy, or of a person, or an animal.
ventriloquize (verb), ventriloquizes; ventriloquized; ventriloquizing
1. To make vocal sounds and utterances that seemingly come from a source other than the speaker: Basil ventriloquized in his room at home using a stuffed animal and a puppet.
2. To speak like or as an entertainer whose dummy talks by using the actor's own voice: At school, James attended an extracurricular activity to learn how to perform with a wooden puppet and ventriloquize by projecting his voice into it.
ventriloquous
Referring to a ventriloquist or to ventriloquism.
ventriloquy
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.
veriloquence
Speaking the truth; truthful, veracious.
veriloquent
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-.