Ilk. [r̥] ‹rh›

Ilk. [r̥] ‹rh›

A voiceless liquid [r̥] developed in Ilkorin from the initial clusters [kʰr] and [sr] (PE19/21). It seems likely the change would have occurred medially as well for the cluster [kʰr], though there it may have become a long voiceless [r̥r̥].

References ✧ PE18/105; PE19/21


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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶khr- > rh- [kʰr-] > [xr-] > [r̥-] ✧ PE19/21

Phonetic Development

Ilk. initial [s] unvoiced following [l], [r], [w] r̥- < sr- ✧ PE18/105 (r > rh); PE19/21 (sr- > rh-)