Ilk. [s]

Ilk. [s]

The voiceless sibilant sound [s] usually survived from Primitive Elvish into Ilkorin (PE19/19, 23), though primitive initial [s] vanished before most consonants, frequently unvoicing or spirantalizing the following consonant in the process.

References ✧ PE19/19, 21, 23

Element In

Phonetic Development

Ilk. [no change] s < s ✧ PE19/19 (s- > s-); PE19/23 (-s- > -s-)
Ilk. [j] was lost after initial [s] s- < sj- ✧ PE19/21 (sj- > s)