Reconstruction:Proto-Dravidian/a-

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This Proto-Dravidian 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-DravidianEdit

RootEdit

*a-[1][2]

  1. that, that there

Usage notesEdit

*a- becomes *av- before a.

Derived termsEdit

  • *av-anṯu (that man) (nominal), *avan- (oblique)
    • South Dravidian:
      • South Dravidian I: *avan
        • Kannada: ಅವನು (avanu)
        • Tamil-Malayalam:
      • South Dravidian II:
  • *av-aḷ (that woman)
  • *a-tu (that woman or that thing)
  • *av-ar (those persons)
  • *av-ay (those (non-men humans or non-humans))

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju (2003) The Dravidian Languages (Cambridge Language Surveys)‎[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN.
  2. ^ Burrow, T.; Emeneau, M. B. (1984) , “1”, in A Dravidian etymological dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, →ISBN.