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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *lē-w- / *ʔāʎ-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to say
Chechen: lē-, āl-
Ingush: le-, al-
Batsbi: lev-, aʎ-
Comments: The PN paradigm is *ʔāʎ- (term.) vs. *lē-w- (with loss of initial vowel) (dur.). In Bacb. there also exists a secondary Ablaut stem law- "to talk to someone".

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