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proto- +‎ Japonic; compare Proto-Indo-European, etc.

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  1. (linguistics) The hypothetical ancestral language of both modern Japanese and the Ryukyuan languages.

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Proto-Japonic (not comparable)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (linguistics) Of or relating to the Proto-Japonic language.
    *mentu is a Proto-Japonic word that means water.

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