Dan. non-initial [w] became [v] in East Danian; [Xw] > [Xv]
According to the Comparative Tables, the semi-vowel [w] became [v] in East Danian except where it appeared initially (PE19/19-20, 23). There were similar developments in Old Norse, where [w] frequently became [v] (ref/@@@). This change also seems to have occurred in the only clearly attested East Danian word: Leikvir (LR/188).
|After||02500||initial [g] was lost before [w]|
Phonetic Rule Elements
Phonetic Rule Examples
|-ggw- > -ggv-||Xw > Xv||ᴹ✶-ŋw- > ED. gg(v)||✧ PE19/23|
|sw- > sv-||Xw > Xv||ᴹ✶skw- > ED. sv-||✧ PE19/20|
|-w- > -v-||Xw > Xv||ᴹ✶-khw- > ED. -(v)||✧ PE19/23|