Ilk. usc n. “smoke” (Category: Smoke)

Ilk. usc n. “smoke” (Category: Smoke)

A noun for “smoke” developed from primitive ᴹ✶us(u)kwē (Ety/USUK). In this example, the loss of the second [u] was probably very early, since it appears in all child languages. This word is a good example of how [w] vanished after medial velars in Ilkorin, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/usc).

Reference ✧ Ety/USUK ✧ “smoke”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶us(u)k-wē > usc [uskwē] > [uskwe] > [uske] > [usk] ✧ Ety/USUK