Dan. dunna adj. “black”

Dan. dunna adj. “black”

An adjective for “black” developed from the root ᴹ√DUN (Ety/DUN). It most likely developed from primitive *✶dunnā given its cognates, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Nandorin/dunna). It is a counter-example to Danian a-affection, perhaps indicating that this change was prevented or reverted before nasal clusters as was the case in Ilkorin.

Reference ✧ Ety/DUN ✧ “black”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√DUN > dunna [dunnā] > [dunna] ✧ Ety/DUN