Ilk. thrôn adj. “stiff, hard”

Ilk. thrôn adj. “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 initial [s] spirantalized the following [t] to [θ] (“th”), while the long [ā] became [ō]. All these developments were suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/thrôn).

Reference ✧ Ety/STARAN ✧ “stiff, hard”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶starāna > thrôn [starā́na] > [strā́na] > [strṓna] > [θrṓna] > [θrṓn] ✧ Ety/STARAN