Dan. [ai] became [ǣ] in Ossiriandic; [ai] > [ǣ]

Dan. [ai] became [ǣ] in Ossiriandic; [ai] > [ǣ]

According to the Comparative Tables, the primitive diphthong [ai] (as well as [ai] from primitive [oi]) first became [ǣ] in the Ossiriandic dialect, instead of being retained as it was in East Danian (PE19/25). A likely examples of this change is Dan. snæ̂s < ᴹ√SNAS in The Etymologies (Ety/SNAS).

See Dan. later [ǣ] became [ē] in Ossiriandic for further discussion.

Order (03500)

After 03300 [ǣ] became [ea] in Ossiriandic

Phonetic Rule Elements

[ai] > [ǣ] ✧ PE19/25 (†ai > ǣ); PE19/25 (†ai > ǣ)

Phonetic Rule Examples

snais > snǣs ai > ǣ ᴹ√SNAT > Dan. snæ̂s ✧ Ety/SNAS