Dan. hrassa n. “precipice”

Dan. hrassa n. “precipice”

A noun for “precipice” developed from primitive ᴹ✶khrassē (Ety/KHARÁS). Here the aspirate [kʰ] became the voiceless spirant [x] (“ch”) and then the initial [x] became [h], unvoicing the following [r]. The [x]-sound is preserved in the compound name Gochressiel. This word is also an example of how a long final vowel sometimes developed into short final [a].

Reference ✧ Ety/KHARÁS ✧ “precipice”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶khrassē > hrassa [kʰrassē] > [xrassē] > [xrassa] > [r̥assa] ✧ Ety/KHARÁS