✶Ad. [c]

✶Ad. [c]
A primitive voiceless stop in the c-series (palatals), it was probably a voiceless palatal stop: IPA [c] (SD/416). This sound does not appear in English, but can be approximated by pronouncing a [k] with the tongue moved forward to the y-position. It became an [s] in Classical Adûnaic along with the other voiceless consonants of the c-series (SD/418).

Reference ✧ SD/416 ✧ C

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Phonetic Development

✶Ad. most palatals became sibilants [s] or [z] c > s ✧ SD/418 (C > S)