Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s/p-wa

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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-wa ⪤ *p-wa (Matisoff, STEDT); *s-wa (Weidert, 1987; Benedict, 1972; Michailovsky, 1991)

There appears to be no Chinese reflex. Chinese is from *d-ŋa (tusk, tooth), and is etymologically unclear. There is yet another root *m-dzjwaj (tooth, tusk).

Noun[edit]

  1. tooth

Descendants[edit]

  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: སོ (so, tooth)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese