ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese (Google eBook)
This is the first genuine etymological dictionary of Old Chinese written in any language. As such, it constitutes a mile-stone in research on the evolution of the Sinitic language group. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the structure of the Chinese characters, this pathbreaking dictionary places primary emphasis on the sounds and meanings of Sinitic roots. Based on more than three decades of intensive investigation in primary and secondary sources, this completely new dictionary places Old Chinese squarely within the Sino-Tibetan language family (including close consideration of numerous Tiberto-Burman languages), while paying due regard to other language families such as Austroasiatic, Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien), and Kam-Tai. 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.
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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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