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This Proto-Nahuan 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-NahuanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pa-ta.

NounEdit

*aatl

  1. water

DescendantsEdit

  • Classical Nahuatl: ātl
  • Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl: atl
  • Mecayapan Nahuatl: a̱ꞌ
  • Mecayapan Nahuatl: a̱ꞌti
  • Pipil: at
  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: ötzintli̱

ReferencesEdit

  • Campbell, Lyle; Langacker, Ronald W. (October 1978), “Proto-Aztecan Vowels: Part III”, in International Journal of American Linguistics, volume 44, issue 4, pages 262–279: “(186) water *aa-”