Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/kəw-n/t

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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: *kəw-n/t (Matisoff, STEDT; Mortensen, 2012); *kuw (Benedict, 1972); *kəw (Chou, 1972); *kəw, *kuw (Weidert, 1987)

Noun[edit]

*kəw-n/t

  1. smoke

Descendants[edit]

  • Kamarupan
    • Kuki-Chin: *khuu (fume, steam, smoke); *may-khuu (smoke) (VanBik, 2009)
      • Central Chin
  • Tangut-Qiang
    • rGyalrongic
  • Jingpho-Asakian
    • Jingpho
      • Jingpho [Kachin]: wanhkut (smoke, noun)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese: *kuw² (smoke), *muw² + kuw² (smoke) (Matisoff, 1978)
  • Karenic: *khúq (to smoke (as fire)) (Jones, 1961)