Dan. medial [x] vanished between vowels; [-x-] > [-ø-]
According to the Comparative Tables, the medial voiceless velar spirant [x] that developed from primitive [kʰ] vanished in Danian (PE19/23). In the Ossiriandic dialect, the same was true of primitive medial [kʰw], indicating that this change was after [w] vanished after medial velars in Ossiriandic. It may be that [x] first became [ɣ] as part of the general rule that medial voiceless spirants voiced after vowels before ultimately vanishing.
Medial [x] (“ch”) was preserved before a consonant in the name Gochressiel, so it is likely that [x] was only lost between vowels.
|After||01200||[w] vanished after medial velars in Ossiriandic||ᴹ✶-khw- > Dan. -||PE19/23|
Phonetic Rule Elements
||✧ PE19/23 (-khj- > -(j)); PE19/23 (-kh- > -); PE19/23 (-kh- > -)|
Phonetic Rule Examples
|-xj- > -j-||-x- > -ø-||ᴹ✶-khj- > Dan. -(i)||✧ PE19/23|
|-xw- > -w-||-x- > -ø-||ᴹ✶-khw- > ED. -(v)||✧ PE19/23|
|-x- > -ø-||-x- > -ø-||ᴹ✶-khw- > Dan. -||✧ PE19/23|