Ilk. taum n. “holder, socket, hasp, clasp, staple”

Ilk. taum n. “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 [k] became [g] before the nasal, then the [g] vocalized to [u] before the [m] and finally the diphthong [ou] became [au].

Reference ✧ Ety/TAK ✧ “holder, socket, hasp, clasp, staple”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶takmā > taum [takmā] > [takma] > [tagma] > [tauma] > [taum] ✧ Ety/TAK