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noun. holder, socket, hasp, clasp, staple

A noun meaning “holder, socket, hasp, clasp, staple” developed from the primitive form ᴹ✶takmā (Ety/KUƷ). Most likely its development was similar to that of caun: first the [[ilk|[k] became [g] before the nasal]], then the [[ilk|[g] vocalized to [u] before the [m]]] and finally the diphthong [[ilk|[ou] became [au]]].


  • ᴹQ. tangwa “hasp, clasp, hasp, clasp, *fastener” ✧ Ety/TAK


  • ᴹ✶takmā “thing for fixing” ✧ Ety/TAK
    • ᴹ√TAK “fix, make fast, make” ✧ Ety/TAK

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶takmā > taum[takmā] > [takma] > [tagma] > [tauma] > [taum]✧ Ety/TAK
Doriathrin [Ety/TAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by