This Proto-Tai entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Tai edit

Etymology edit

Compare Proto-Be *ɗaᴬ¹ (eye) (> Lingao da¹ ), Proto-Kra *m-ʈaᴬ (eye), Proto-Austronesian *mata (eye), Old Chinese (OC *taːʔ, “to see”).

Noun edit

*p.taːᴬ (Pittayaporn, 2009)

  1. eye

Descendants edit

  • Tai
    • Northern Tai
      • Bouyei: dal
      • Zhuang: da, ha, ra, bya
    • Central Tai
    • Southwestern Tai