Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/kjaŋ

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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: *kyaŋ (Matisoff, STEDT)

There is perhaps a codaless variant, which may be an allofam or a product from the confusion with other species of Zingiberaceae (e.g. galangal); compare Tibetan སྒ (sga) (whence སྒེའུ (sge'u), སྒ་སྐྱ (sga skya)) ~ ལྒ (lga) ~ རྒ (rga) ("ginger"), Japanese 生姜 (shōga, ginger), Proto-Bahnaric (AA) *kjaː₁ ("ginger"), Thai ข่า (kha, galangal), Lao ຂ່າ (khā, galangal).

It's unknown how this relates to

[1] Ginger, root of Zingiber officinale.

Noun[edit]

  1. ginger

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*kaŋ/ (B-S; ZS) ("ginger")
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese