The "n" in ALAN

From: george knysh
Message: 16788
Date: 2002-11-18

The term "Alan" is of course a variant of "Aryan", and
the Ossetic version seems to be "Iron". What is the
role played by the letter "n" here? I.e. if we have
"Arya" which conveys the basic meaning of the concept
(and would be "liquefied" as "Ala"), what does the "n" add?

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