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Reconstruction:Proto-Uralic/towe

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This Proto-Uralic 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-UralicEdit

ReconstructionEdit

Sammallahti (1988) reconstructs *toxe, supposing that only *x is word-medially lost in Samoyedic. According to Aikio (2002: 35, 49), also the semivowels *j, *w were lost before 2nd-syllable *e (compare e.g. *sewe-, *śowe), which would allow the reconstruction *towe.

NounEdit

*towe

  1. lake, pond

DescendantsEdit

  • Samoyedic: *to
    • Nganasan: турку
    • Enets:
      • Forest Enets: [Term?] (to)
      • Tundra Enets: [Term?] (to)
    • Nenets:
      • Forest Nenets: [script needed] ()
      • Tundra Nenets: то ()
    • Selkup: [script needed] (to), [script needed] ()
    • Kamassian: [script needed] (tʰu), [script needed] ()
    • Mator: [script needed] (тоа), [script needed] (to)
  • Ugric:
  • Permic:
    • Komi:
      • Komi-Permyak: ты (ty)
      • Komi-Zyrian: ты (ty)
    • Udmurt: ты (ty)

ReferencesEdit

  • Aikio, Ante. 2002. "New and Old Samoyed Etymologies". Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 57, pp. 9–57.
  • Rédei, Károly (1986–88) Uralisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Uralic Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó
  • Sammallahti, Pekka. 1988. "Historical phonology of the Uralic languages, with special reference to Samoyed, Ugric and Permic". In Sinor, Denis (ed.), The Uralic Languages: Description, History and Foreign Influences, pp. 478–554. Leiden: Brill. →ISBN.

External linksEdit

  • Entry #1070 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.