An Ilkorin word for “swan” derived from primitive ᴹ✶alkwā (Ety/ÁLAK). This word is a good example of how voiceless stops became spirants after liquids and voiceless stops in Ilkorin.
- ᴹQ. alqa “swan” ✧ Ety/ÁLAK
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶alk-wā > alch [alkwā] > [alkwa] > [alxwa] > [alxa] > [alx] ✧ Ety/ÁLAK
A noun for “shield” derived from primitive ᴹ✶turumbē (Ety/TER), where the unstressed vowel in the first syllable vanished to produce the favored combination [tr], and later the [[ilk|[mb] simplified to [m]]] when this cluster became final.
- ᴹT. trumbe “shield” ✧ Ety/TURÚM
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶turúmbē > trumb > trum [turúmbē] > [turúmbe] > [trúmbe] > [trúmb] > [trúm] ✧ Ety/TURÚM