These ROOT-WORDS are LOQUI, LOQU & LOC which mean SPEAK. They come from the Latin loquor & locutus. This is the ROOT I spoke of when we had ROOTS LOCO & LOCUS meaning PLACE. I have mentioned before this that the Latin verb changes its spelling and pronunciation. Since the English word is based on the Latin, the English also changes. When you see LOC in a word, stop for a moment and think whether it is PLACE or SPEAK.
1. Loquacious : LOQU acious (lo kway’ shus) adj.
2. Loquacity : LOQU acity (lo kwas’ it ee) n.
3. Circumlocution : circum LOC ution (sir kum to kyue’ shun) n.
Indirect roundabout way of speech
4. Elocute : e LOC ute (el’ o kute) v.
Speak out in public; declaim
5. Elocution : e LOC ution (el o kyue’ shun) n.
Declamation; oratory; public speaking
6. Elocutionist : e LOC utionist (el o kyue’ shu nist) n.
A professional speaker
7. Eloquence : e LOQU ence (el’ o kwens) n.
Speech marked by fluent diction and imaginative fervor