Ilk. n. “muscle, sinew; vigour, physical strength”

Ilk. n. “muscle, sinew; vigour, physical strength”

A noun meaning “muscle, sinew; vigour, physical strength” derived from primitive ᴹ✶tūgu with an attested intermediate form tūgh [tūɣ] (Ety/TUG). It is a good example of how [g] spirantalized to [ɣ] (“gh”) after a vowel, and the resulting voiced velar spirant [ɣ] vanished, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/tû).

References ✧ Ety/TUG; EtyAC/TUG

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ᴹ✶tūgu > tūgh > [tūgu] > [tūgo] > [tūɣo] > [tūɣ] > [tū] ✧ Ety/TUG