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]]].
noun. holder, socket, hasp, clasp, staple
- ᴹQ. tangwa “hasp, clasp, hasp, clasp, *fastener” ✧ Ety/TAK
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶takmā > taum [takmā] > [takma] > [tagma] > [tauma] > [taum] ✧ Ety/TAK