Ad. [j] ‹y›
The consonant “y” (IPA [j]) is the only surviving consonant from Primitive Adûnaic c-series (SD/418). It is also used as a glide-consonant to separate [i] from a following vowel (SD/424). After consonants it was pronounced like English “y”, but at the beginning of words it was more spirantal (SD/419).
References ✧ SD/418-420, 424
||✧ SD/420 ([iɣV] > [iyV])|
||✧ SD/424 (ī̆-ā̆,ī̆-ū̆ > ī̆yā̆,ī̆yū̆)|