Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/r-maj ~ m-raj

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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: *r-may ⪤ *m-ray, *r-mi, *r-mey (Matisoff, STEDT); *r-may (Weidert, 1987; Michailovsky, 1991; Benedict, 1972); *r-may ~ mey (LaPolla, 1987); *r-mǎy (Matisoff, 1985); *r-mɑy (Chou, 1972)

Noun[edit]

  1. tail
  2. penis

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*məjʔ/ (B-S); /*mɯlʔ/ (ZS) ("tail, end; to copulate")
    • Middle Chinese: /mʉiX/

         Japanese:   (, bi)
            Korean:   ‎(mi) (, mi)
            Vietnamese:  

      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (wěi, /u̯eɪ̯²¹⁴/) (literary); (, /i²¹⁴/) (colloquial)
      • Cantonese
        • Guangzhou: /mei¹³/
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: རྨེད ‎(rmed, tail, crupper of saddle)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
      • Loloish
        • Northern Loloish
          • Yi (Liangshan): ‎(hmy, tail; end)
  • Karenic:
    /*meᴮ/ (Luangthongkum, 2013)

See also[edit]