Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/g-ləj

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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: *g-ləy (Matisoff, STEDT; Mortensen, 2012); *g-liy (Weidert, 1987)

Noun[edit]

*g-ləj

  1. wind

Descendants[edit]

  • Tangut-Qiang
    • rGyalrongic
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese: *s/ʔ-ləy¹ (Matisoff, 2003)
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: လေ (le, wind, breeze, air)
      • Loloish: *le¹ (Bradley, 1979)
        • Northern Loloish
          • Yi (Liangshan): (hly, wind)
        • Central Loloish
  • Karenic: *lèi' (Jones, 1961)