Reconstruction:Proto-Mon-Khmer/kuun

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This Proto-Mon-Khmer 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-Mon-Khmer[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Proto-Mon-Khmer: *kuun (& *kun?); *kuən (Shorto, 2006, #1127)

Munda cognates include Santali ᱦᱚᱱ (hôn).

Noun[edit]

*kuun

  1. child

Descendants[edit]

  • → Chinese: (OC *kuːn, "offspring, progeny")
  • → Chinese (southern dialects, especially Min dialects): (MC kɨɐn, "child")
  • → Chinese (ancient Chu dialect): (OC *koːn, “child, offspring”)
  • Aslian: *kuən (Phillips, 2012)
  • Bahnaric: *kɔːn (Sidwell, 2011)
  • Katuic: *kɔːn (Sidwell, 2005)
  • Khasic: *kʰɔn (Sidwell, 2018)
    • Khasi: khun
    • Lyngngam: [kʰɔn]
    • Pnar: [kʰɔn]
  • Khmeric:
    • Old Khmer: kon, kvan ("child")
  • Khmuic: *kɔːn (Sidwell, 2013)
  • Monic: *kɔɔn (Diffloth, 1986)
  • Nicobaric: *kuːn (Sidwell, 2018)
    • Car Nicobarese: kūön
    • Central Nicobaric:
  • Palaungic: *kɔɔn
  • Pearic: *k(eː)n (Headley, 1985)
    • Chong: [kʰeːn]
  • Vietic: *kɔːn (Sidwell, 2007)
    • Muong: còn
    • Vietnamese: con (child)

See also[edit]

  • *kmun (sibling's child)