Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/g-tam ~ g-dam

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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-tam ⪤ *g-dam (Matisoff, STEDT)

Verb[edit]

*g-tam ~ g-dam

  1. to talk, to speak

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: (*l'aːm (ZS), to talk, to discuss); (*l'ɯːm, *l'ɯːmʔ (ZS), to talk, to discuss)
    • Middle Chinese: (dɑm), (dʌm, dʌmX)

         Japanese:   (だん, ​dan)
            Korean:   (, dam)
            Vietnamese:  đàm

      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: , (tán, /tʰan³⁵/)
  • Himalayish