Ilk. tung adj. “taut, tight; resonant (of strings)” (Category: Hard)
An adjective for “taut, tight” derived from primitive ᴹ✶tungā, meaning “resonant” when referring to strings (Ety/TUG). It is an example of how the Ilkorin a-affection was prevented or reverted before [ŋg], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/tung).
Reference ✧ Ety/TUG ✧ “taut, tight (of strings: resonant)”
|ᴹ✶tungā > tung||[tuŋgā] > [tuŋga] > [toŋga] > [tuŋga] > [tuŋg]||✧ Ety/TUG|