Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-ləj-t ~ s-rəj-t

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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: *s-ləy-t ⪤ *s-rəy-t (Matisoff, STEDT); *s-liy (Benedict, 1972; LaPolla, 1987); *(s-)ləy (Chou, 1972); *(s-)ləy, *s-liy (Weidert, 1987)

Schuessler (2007) relates Chinese ("the chariot roof tilts forward") to this root.

AdjectiveEdit

*s-ləj-t ~ s-rəj-t

  1. heavy

DescendantsEdit

  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: ལྕི་བ (lci ba, heavy), ལྗིད་པ (ljid pa, heaviness, weight)
  • Jingpho-Luish:
    • Jingpho: li (heavy)
  • Lolo-Burmese
    • Burmish
      • Written Burmese: လေး (le:, heavy)
    • Loloish
      • Northern Loloish
        • Yi: (ly) (as in ꀉꇖ (ax ly, heavy))
      • Central Loloish
        • Lolopo: lir (heavy)
  • Naish:
    • Naic:
      • Naxi: lee (heavy)
  • Nungish:
    • Rawang: li (heavy)
    • Trung/Drung/Dulong: vli (heavy)

See alsoEdit