Dan. ealc n. “swan”
A noun for “swan” that developed from primitive ᴹ✶alkwā (Ety/ÁLAK). It is an example of how [w] vanished after medial velars in Ossiriandic and of how [a] broke into the diphthong [ea] before the liquid [l].
Reference ✧ Ety/ÁLAK ✧ “swan”
|ᴹ✶alk-wā > ealc||[alkwā] > [alkā] > [ealkā] > [ealk]||✧ Ety/ÁLAK|