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Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-naːj ~ s-nej

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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: *nyɨy (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *s-naːy ⪤ *s-ney (Matisoff, STEDT); *ney (Benedict, 1972; Weidert, 1987; Chou, 1972)

AdjectiveEdit

*s-naːj ~ s-nej

  1. to be near, close

DescendantsEdit

  • Old Chinese: (*neʔ (B-S); *njelʔ (ZS)); (*nrit (B-S); *nig (ZS))
    • Middle Chinese: (ȵiᴇX); (ɳɣiɪt)
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (near) (ěr, /ˀɤɻ²¹³/); (close, intimate; relatives) (, /ni⁵¹/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: ཉེ་བ (nye ba, near)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish