Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/k/p/s-rwak

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This Proto-Sino-Tibetan 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-Sino-TibetanEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *?
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *k/p/s-rwak (Matisoff, STEDT); *rwak (Benedict, 1972; LaPolla, 1987); *g-rwak (French, 1983)

A number of prefixes could be attached to this root, with each of the prefixes representing a contraction of another etymon. The *k- suffix was found in a number of other Lolo-Burmese (and rGyalrongic, per Prins 2011 and 2016) animal terms; the *s- prefix was a contraction of *sja‑n (meat); and the *p- suffix was a contraction of *bəw (insect).

NounEdit

k/p/s-rwak

  1. ant

DescendantsEdit

  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: གྲོག་མ (grog ma, ant)
  • Tangut-Qiang
  • Tani
    *ruk (Sun, 1993)
  • Nungish
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi