Ilk. telf n. “silver” (Category: Silver)

Ilk. telf n. “silver” (Category: Silver)

A noun for “silver” derived from the root ᴹ✶KYÉLEP (Ety/KYELEP), most likely from a primitive form *✶kyelepē [kjelepē]. In Ilkorin, the initial [t] developed from [kj] because initial palatalized velars became dentals, the middle [e] vanished due to the Ilkorin syncope, and the [p] became [f] because voiceless stops became spirants after liquids (like [l]). These developments were all suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/telf).

Reference ✧ Ety/KYELEP ✧ “silver”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√KYÉLEP > telf [kjelepē] > [kjelepe] > [kjelpe] > [kjelfe] > [telfe] > [telf] ✧ Ety/KYELEP