Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/sja-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: *sya-n (Matisoff, STEDT); *sya (Benedict, 1972; Weidert, 1987; LaPolla, 1987; Michailovsky, 1991); *śɑ (Chou, 1972)

Noun[edit]

  1. meat, flesh, body, animal

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: possibly /*sjaːɡ/ (ZS) ("dried meat")
    • Middle Chinese: /siᴇk/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (, /ɕi⁵⁵/)
  • Kamarupan
    • "North Assam"
    • Kuki-Chin
      /*shaa/ ("meat, flesh, animal") (VanBik, 2009)
      • Central Chin
        • Lushai [Mizo]: sa (flesh, meat, animal food)
    • "Naga"
      • Tangkhulic
        /*sa/ ("flesh, meat, animal") (Mortensen, 2012)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: (sha, meat, flesh)
      • Tamangic
        /*ᴬsja/ ("meat") (Mazaudon, 1994)
    • Mahakiranti
      • Kiranti
        /*sa/ ("meat, flesh") (Opgenort, 2011)
  • Jingpho-Asakian
    • Jingpho
      • Jingpho [Kachin]: shan (meat)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
      • Loloish
        /*sa²/ ("meat, flesh") (Weidert, 1987)
        • Northern Loloish
          • Yi (Liangshan): (she, meat)
        • Central Loloish
          • Lisu (Southern): ꓧꓪꓽ (xwɑ̀, meat)

See also[edit]