Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/k-r-pʷat

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This entry contains Proto-Sino-Tibetan reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Sino-Tibetan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Proto-Sino-Tibetan: ?
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *k-r-pʷat (Matisoff, STEDT; Mortensen, 2012); *r-pat (Benedict, 1972; LaPolla, 1987); *r-pat ⪤ *p-wat ⪤ *k-r-wat (Matisoff, 1985)

Noun[edit]

  1. leech

Descendants[edit]

  • Himalayish
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese: /*k-r-watᴸ/ ("leech") (Matisoff, 2003)
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: ကျွတ် (kywat, small land leech) (perhaps also ကြွတ် (krwat, leech)? According to Marrison (1967), Benedict (1972), LaPolla (1987) etc.)
      • Loloish
        /*k-rwatᴸ/ (Bradley, 1979)
        • Northern Loloish
          • Yi (Liangshan): (nbit, leech)
  • Karenic:
    /*s-waɁᴰ/ (Luangthongkum, 2013)
    • Sgaw: သူး (sū́, (land) leech), (?) ဝ့ၤ (wẽ, a species of land leech)

See also[edit]

  • *m-liːt (water leech, horseleech)