sy³³

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Northern Bai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed, like Central Bai ɕy³³, from Chinese (shuǐ). Bai has borrowed an exceptionally large amount (almost half) of its basic vocabulary from Chinese.[1]

Noun[edit]

sy³³

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Bryan Allen, Zhang Xia Bai Dialect Survey (2004, Yunnan Nationalities Publishing House, ISBN 7-5367-2967-7): /ɕy³³/ 水 (in all dialects of Bai except Luobenzhuo, which has /sy³³/)
  1. ^ Yeon-Ju Lee, Laurent Sagart, "No limits to borrowing: The case of Bai and Chinese", Diachronica (25 (3): 357–385; 2008)