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adjective. stiff, hard

An adjective meaning “stiff, hard” derived from primitive ᴹ✶starāna (Ety/STARAN). First the unstressed vowel in the first syllable vanished to produce the favored combination [tr], after which the [[ilk|initial [s] spirantalized the following [t] to [θ] (“th”)]], while the [[ilk|long [ā] became [ō]]]. All these developments were suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/thrôn).


  • ᴹ✶starāna “stiff, hard” ✧ Ety/STARAN
    • ᴹ√STARAN “*stiff, hard” ✧ Ety/STARAN

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶starāna > thrôn[starā́na] > [strā́na] > [strṓna] > [θrṓna] > [θrṓn]✧ Ety/STARAN
Doriathrin [Ety/STARAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by