Ilk. laig adj. “fresh, lively; keen, sharp” (Category: Well; Health)
An adjective meaning “fresh, lively” developed from the primitive form ᴹ✶laikwā (Ety/LÁYAK). It is a good example of how [w] vanished after medial velars in Ilkorin, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/laig). This allowed it to blend with the derivative of ᴹ✶laikā and assume the additional meanings “keen, sharp” (Ety/LAIK).
References ✧ Ety/LAIK, LÁYAK; EtyAC/LÁYAK
|ᴹ✶laikwa > laig||[lajkwā] > [laikwā] > [laikwa] > [laigwa] > [laiga] > [laig]||✧ Ety/LAIK|
|ᴹ✶laika > laig||[laikā] > [laika] > [laiga] > [laig]||✧ Ety/LÁYAK|