Reconstruction:Proto-Ryukyuan/yama

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This Proto-Ryukyuan 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-Ryukyuan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Japonic *yama (forest; mountain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*yama

  1. forest
  2. mountain

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Northern Ryukyuan: 亞馬 (yama) (Liúqiú guăn yìyŭ, 1469-1470)
    • Kikai: (やま, yama)
    • Kunigami: (やまー, yamā)
    • Northern Amami-Oshima: (やま, yama)
    • Okinawan: (やま, yama)
    • Oki-No-Erabu: (やま, yama)
    • Southern Amami-Oshima: (やま, yama)
    • Toku-No-Shima: (やま, yama)
    • Yoron: (やま, yama)
  • Southern Ryukyuan: *yama (Bentley, 2008)
    • Miyako: (やま, yama)
    • Yaeyama: (やま, yama)
    • Yonaguni: (だま, dama)