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maybe みな (mina) is another reading? Petruk 12:18 Jun 11, 2003 (UTC)

Yes! I looked up at http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/jwb/wwwjdic?1B and found that it has even more NANORI (??) readings: うず, ずみ, つ, ど, み, みさ, みつ, みな, みん ... I will add them. It would be good to add real examples of people names, which use the readings. Inyuki 20030611T2211Z
^__^ 楽しかった Inyuki 2003-06-12 20:32 UTC

TurkishEdit

su means water in Turkish. ( < sub in Old Turkic), cognate with Chinese shui. Böri 16:32, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

How do you know these are cognate, when the two languages are in different families? 71.66.97.228 02:27, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Please read these articles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostratic_languages & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Human_language Böri 10:05, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Although I do vaguely believe in a "Proto-Human language", the connection of 水 with Proto-Turkic *sub is unlikely. 水 in Middle Chinese was pronounced ɕ(j)wij. It rhymes with -ujʔ and -unʔ characters in Shijing, which points to an earlier -r coda. Dialectal data and cognate characters (川, 沝) indicate that the initial in Old Chinese was *l̥-. Current reconstructions are: Zhengzhang Shangfang *qhʷljilʔ, Pan Wuyun *qhʷljiʔ, Li Fanggui *hrjidx, William Baxter *hljijʔ, Laurent Sagart *bhlu[r]ʔ. 60.240.101.246 13:06, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Additional definitions?Edit

Can this also mean "river"? 71.66.97.228 02:27, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes. 60.240.101.246 13:06, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Added. 71.66.97.228 07:52, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

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