Possibly connected to Greek λαλειν (lalein)
"to speak", or the Latin term Lares
referring to minor guardian gods. In Roman mythology
Larunda or Lara was a water nymph who was overly talkative. She revealed to Juno that her husband Jupiter was having an affair with Juturna, so Jupiter had Larunda's tongue removed. By the god Mercury she had two children, who were Lares.