Ad. [z]

Ad. [z]

The voiced sibilant sound [z] survived from Primitive Adûnaic into Classical Adûnaic (SD/418). It was unvoiced to [s] after (primitive) aspirates, [s] and [x], as well as before [s] and [x] (SD/421-2), although whether this was reflected in the spelling of words is unclear.

References ✧ SD/418, 422


Element In

Phonetic Development

Ad. [ɣ] assimilated to preceding voiced consonants zz < ✧ SD/422 ([zɣ] > [zz])