Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/m-dzjwaj

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This Proto-Sino-Tibetan entry contains 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: *m-dzyway (Matisoff, STEDT); *m-jway (Matisoff, 1985)

Chinese , listed by Matisoff (STEDT) as a reflex, is probably not related. Other roots for "tooth": *s-wa ~ p-wa, *d-ŋa.

Noun[edit]

  1. tooth, tusk

Descendants[edit]

  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: མཆེ་བ (mche ba, canine tooth, fang, tusk)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: စွယ် (cwai, fang, tooth, tusk)
      • Loloish
        • Northern Loloish
          • Yi (Liangshan): (rry, tooth) (> ꎐꂷ (rry ma, tooth))