Dan. [ð]

Dan. [ð]

According to the Comparative Tables, the voiced dental spirant [ð] (“dh”) developed medially from voiceless [θ] (“th”) (PE19/23), which itself developed from the aspirate [tʰ]. Also according the tables, medial [θ] was sometimes preserved in East Danian, but there is no information on the conditions regulating these changes.

References ✧ PE19/23

Element In

Phonetic Development

Dan. medial voiceless spirants voiced after vowels -Vð- < -Vθ- ✧ PE19/23 (-th- > -ð-); PE19/23 (-th- > þ, ð)