A-affection in Adûnaic

A-affection in Adûnaic

What is your opinion on the occurrence of A-affection in Adûnaic — especially in the situation when one derives masc. karbû and fem. karbî type forms from karab-like nouns whose root vowel is not A, but instead I or U?

Does the attestation dolgu indicate that in such a case I > E and U > O, or should one instead follow the "lead" of kulb-ô, -â, -ê, -û, -î in SD:425?

Submitted by Atwe Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:24

Do you mean, that if (for whatever reason) one were to derive a masculine or feminine version of, say, khibil, per this rule it would be kheblû and kheblî?

Or have I completely misunderstood your question...

Submitted by Paul Strack Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:16

Since dolgu violates the attested phonetics rules of Adûnaic (short o is not supposed to be possible), I wouldn’t read too much into its form.