Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/wa ~ wu

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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: *sgwljaɣ (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *wa ⪤ *wu (Matisoff, STEDT); *wa / *(b)wa (Weidert, 1987); *wa (Benedict, 1972)

Noun[edit]

  1. bird, fowl
  2. wing
  3. feather, plume
  4. egg

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: ("feather, wing, bird") /*ɢʷaʔ, ɢʷas/
    • Middle Chinese: /ɦɨoX, ɦɨoH/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: ("feather") (, /y²¹⁴/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri

See also[edit]