✶Ad. a-fortification grammar.

✶Ad. a-fortification grammar.

When deriving a primitive word from a root, one of its basic vowels could be modified by a-fortification, which means adding the vowel a before the modified vowel. The results were aā, iai, uau. For i and u, the process of a-fortification produced diphthongs which developed into long ē and ō by the time of Classical Adûnaic.

Examples (a-fortification)
GĒMIL ← GIMIL (full-form) ✧ SD/425
GIMĒL ← GIMIL (full-form) ✧ SD/425
IGMĒL ← IGMIL (vowel-prefixion vowel-suppression) ✧ SD/425
Kulbō ← KULBU (vowel-suffixion) ✧ SD/425
Kulbē ← KULBI (subordinate-vowel-variation) ✧ SD/425
kōlab ← KULAB (subordinate-vowel-variation) ✧ SD/425
kōlib ← KULIB (subordinate-vowel-variation) ✧ SD/425
kōlub ← KULUB (full-form) ✧ SD/425
kulōb ← KULUB (full-form) ✧ SD/425
kulēb ← KULIB (subordinate-vowel-variation) ✧ SD/425
uklōb ← UKLUB (vowel-prefixion vowel-suppression) ✧ SD/425
Kullēb ← Kullib (consonant-doubling) ✧ SD/425
Kullōb ← Kullub (consonant-doubling) ✧ SD/425

Reference ✧ SD/423


Element In