Ilk. tâch adj. “firm, stiff, solid” (Category: Hard)

Ilk. tâch adj. “firm, stiff, solid” (Category: Hard)

An adjective meaning “firm, stiff, solid” derived from the root ᴹ√TAK (Ety/TAK). Since it ends with “ch” [x] instead of “g”, most likely its primitive form was *✶takka, since voiceless stops became spirants after liquids and voiceless stops in Ilkorin. Its middle vowel must have been a short [a], otherwise the long [ā] would have become [ō]. Therefore, this word is an example of how short vowels sometimes lengthened in monosyllables in Ilkorin. Both these phonetic developments were noted by Helge Fauskanger in his study of Ilkorin (AL-Ilkoring/tâch).

References ✧ Ety/TAK; EtyAC/TAK






Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√TAK > tāch [takka] > [taxxa] > [taxa] > [tax] > [tāx] ✧ Ety/TAK