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adjective. firm, stiff, solid

An adjective meaning “firm, stiff, solid” derived from the root ᴹ√TAK (Ety/TAK). Since it ends with “ch” [x] instead of “g”, most likely its primitive form was ✱✶takka, since voiceless stops became spirants after liquids and voiceless stops in Ilkorin. Its middle vowel must have been a short [a], otherwise the [[ilk|long [ā] would have become [ō]]]. Therefore, this word is an example of how short vowels sometimes lengthened in monosyllables in Ilkorin. Both these phonetic developments were noted by Helge Fauskanger in his study of Ilkorin (AL-Ilkoring/tâch).


  • ᴹQ. tanka “firm, fixed, sure, firm, fixed, sure, [ᴱQ.] fast; steady, (stead)fast” ✧ Ety/TAK


  • ᴹ√TAK “fix, make fast, make” ✧ Ety/TAK

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√TAK > tāch[takka] > [taxxa] > [taxa] > [tax] > [tāx]✧ Ety/TAK


  • tāch ✧ Ety/TAK
Doriathrin [Ety/TAK; EtyAC/TAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by