Gaaaah. You know, maybe if I think this through carefully, I should be able to get a better answer.
*i has to be the initial since it is the only yerous (I am now the Lambuzhao) morpheme with palatization.
Stress must come after that syllable since the second syllable is the best preserved with minimal intervocalic voicing, what we'd expect if this underwent a Grimm's like change.
k is the only logical next consonant, unless it's some weird uvular consonant that isn't reconstructible. And I'm certain Aero- doesn't like uvulars, like me.
After that is where it gets more confusing. We know that in 4-7 there's some palatization effect. So /i:/, /ɪ̯eː/, /ɪ̯ɐ/, and /ɪ̯ɔ/ are all from one phoneme, that is a unrounded front vowel. The breaking strongly reminds me of /ɛ/ in the Romance languages, but there is no /ɛ/ in said proto-language and the location would not be conducive to developing /ɛ/ from /e/. As a result this is probably more similar to Southern American English's breaking, meaning the phoneme could be *i. This would parsimonious with 1, 8, and 9, but not so much with 2. More likely is the fact that the breaking process had already happened in the proto-lang, giving us *ia
The next consonant was likely *t since fortition is unlikely, but lenition is, just like the real distribution.
The next vowel troubles me since it has similar results as the previous vowel in some languages, and drastically different in others. The presence of /ɑ̏ː/ strongly suggests it might have been a long i in that language family, but other cognates show a further open vowel, meaning that the vowel must be *e
*ikiate is ugly, but I think it'll do
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