Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-ləj-t ~ s-rəj-t

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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: *s-ləy-t ⪤ *s-rəy-t (Matisoff, STEDT); *s-liy (Benedict, 1972; LaPolla, 1987); *(s-)ləy (Chou, 1972); *(s-)ləy, *s-liy (Weidert, 1987)

Schuessler (2007) relates Chinese ("the chariot roof tilts forward") to this root.

Adjective[edit]

  1. heavy

Descendants[edit]

  • Himalayish
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: လေး (le:, heavy)

See also[edit]