Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/tsa

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Not to be confused with *tsa ~ za (child).
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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: *dzar/tsar (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *tsa (Matisoff, STEDT; Benedict, 1972; Chou, 1972)
[1] Salt pan.

Root[edit]

*tsa

  1. salt, salty, salted

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*ɴ-tsˁaj/ (B-S), /*zlaːl/ (ZS) ("salt")
    • Middle Chinese: /dzɑ/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (cuó, /t͡sʰu̯ɔ³⁵/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: ཚྭ (tshwa, salt)
  • Tangut-Qiang
    • rGyalrongic
      • Situ: tsʰe (salt)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Burmese: ဆား (hca:, salt) /sʰá/
      • Loloish
  • Karen: *saᴮ (Luangthongkum, 2013)

See also[edit]