Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/r-dul ~ r-tul

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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: *rdjiul (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *r-dul ⪤ *r-tul (Matisoff, STEDT)

Noun[edit]

*r-dul ~ r-tul

  1. dust

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*drən/ (B-S); /*rdɯn/ (ZS) ("dust, dirt")
    • Middle Chinese: /ɖɣiɪn/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (chén, /ʈ͡ʂʰən³⁵/)
      • Cantonese: (can, /t͡sʰɐn²¹/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan