Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/r-miŋ

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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: *mying  (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *r-miŋ (Matisoff, STEDT; Chou, 1972; Weidert, 1987; Benedict, 1972); *r/s-miŋ (Matisoff, 2003)

Noun[edit]

*r-miŋ

  1. name

Verb[edit]

*r-miŋ

  1. to name
  2. to order, to command

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: (*C.meŋ (B-S), *meŋ (ZS)), (*m-riŋ-s (B-S), *mreŋs (ZS))
    • Middle Chinese: (miᴇŋ), (mɣiæŋH)
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: ("name") (míng, /miŋ³⁵/), ("to name, to order, to command") (mìng, /miŋ⁵¹/)
  • Kuki-Chin:
    /*miŋ/ ~ /*ʰmiŋ/, /*min/ ~ /*ʰmin/ (VanBik, 2009)
    • Central Chin
      • Mizo: hming (/ʰmiŋ/, name)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: མིང (ming, name)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi