ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese (Google eBook)
This is the first genuine etymological dictionary of Old Chinese written in any language. Designed for use by nonspecialists and specialists alike, the dictionary is highly accessible, being arranged in alphabetical order and possessed of numerous innovative lexicographical features. Each entry offers one or more possible etymologies as well as reconstructed pronunciations and other relevant data. Words that are morphologically related are grouped together into "word families" that attempt to make explicit the derivational or other etymological processes that relate them. The dictionary is preceded by a substantive and significant introduction that outlines the author's views on the linguistic position of Chinese within Asia and details the phonological and morphological properties, to the degree they are known, of the earliest stages of the Chinese language and its ancestor.
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direction and diathesis
OLD CHINESE AND FOREIGN r
INITIAL AND MEDIAL J AND THE MC DIVISIONS I?
allofam Alternatively area word Baxter belong Bodman caus CH loan Chepang Chinese Chuci cognate connected consonant derivation dialect word endoactive endopass Etymology not clear etymon exoactive exopass final Fuzhou graph Guoce Guoyu Hanshu HPTB intr Kanauri Karlgren Khmer Lepcha LHan LTBA Lunyu Lushai M-Xiamen Mand Matisoff meaning medial Meng MGZY Mikir MTang Norman noun OC initial parallel perh phonological PMin PMonic possible pre-initial prob PTai Pulleyblank 1962 relates this word rime root s-prefix Sagart semantic Sin Sukchu SR STCno stem suffix Sukchu syllable TB cognates TB languages TB-Lushai tone Unger Hao-ku 36 variant verb vowel Wang Wang Li Xiamen xiang Y-Guangzhou Zhou Zhouli Zhuang
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