The tender ghost (Tocharian B lalaṃṣke "tender" – Tocharian A ?)
The present article is dedicated to the question of the declination of the Tocharian A match of the Tocharian B adjective lalaṃṣke ‘tender, gentle, delicate’. On the basis of the analysis of both already known and newly discovered text examples it is argued that against the traditional opinion the N. Sg. m. and N. Pl. m. forms of the Tocharian A adjective are not **lālaṃṣäk and **lālaṃṣke, but lālaṃṣke and lālaṃṣkeñ respectively. This observation confirms the assumption that the Tocharian A adjective lālaṃṣke was borrowed from Tocharian B and allows to draw a parallel between the declination of this adjective and the adjective empele ‘terrible’.