Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-naːj ~ s-nej

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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: *nyɨy (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *s-naːy ⪤ *s-ney (Matisoff, STEDT); *ney (Benedict, 1972; Weidert, 1987; Chou, 1972)

Adjective[edit]

  1. to be near, close

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*neʔ/ (B-S); /*njelʔ/ (ZS); /*nrit/ (B-S); /*nig/ (ZS)
    • Middle Chinese: /ȵiᴇX/; /ɳɣiɪt/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: ("near") (ěr, /ˀɤɻ²¹³/); ("close, intimate; relatives") (, /ni⁵¹/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: နီး (ni:, near)