Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/r-miŋ

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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: *mying  (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *r-miŋ (Matisoff, STEDT; Chou, 1972; Weidert, 1987; Benedict, 1972); *r/s-miŋ (Matisoff, 2003)

Definitions[edit]

  1. [n.] name
  2. [v.] to name
  3. [v.] to order, to command

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*C.meŋ/, /*mreŋ-s/
    • Middle Chinese: /miᴇŋ/, /mɣiæŋH/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: ("name") (míng, /miŋ³⁵/), ("to name, to order, to command") (mìng, /miŋ⁵¹/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Apatani: ( Myañ = to name, Armyañ = name)
          • Tibetan
            • Written Tibetan: མིང (ming, name)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi