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Lla­ma — Flame

Latin words that be­gan with the fl- tend­ed to be­come ll- in Span­ish. This is con­sis­tent with the pat­tern in many oth­er hard-con­stant-plus‑L words, like pl- and cl-.

Ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple: the Latin for “flame” is flam­ma. This evolved in­to the dif­fer­ent-but-sim­i­lar Span­ish for the same: lla­ma.

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