Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/r-mi(j)-n

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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: *r-mi(y)-n (Matisoff, STEDT); *r-miy (Chou, 1972)

Noun[edit]

  1. man, person, human being

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*miŋ/ (B-S), /*min/ (ZS) ("people, folk, civilian")
    • Middle Chinese: /miɪn/

         Japanese:   (みん, min)
            Korean:   (min) (, min)
            Vietnamese:  dân

      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (mín, /min³⁵/)
      • Cantonese
        • Guangzhou: /mɐn²¹/
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: མི (mi, person, man, human being)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi