Hill, Nathan W. (2011) 'Multiple Origins of Tibetan o.' Language and Linguistics, 12 (3). pp. 707-721.
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Widespread agreement prevails that Tibetan o is the result of the merger of several distinct sounds in proto-Tibeto-Burman. Here I attempt to reconcile Matisoff and Gong’s presentations of the origins of Written Tibetan o, making fuller use of philological evidence than Matisoff and taking advantage of a more recent version of Old Chinese than Gong. A number of sound laws are proposed to explain the relevant vowel correspondences among Tibetan, Burmese, and Chinese.
|Item Type:||Journal Articles|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
|Depositing User:||Nathan Hill|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jul 2011 09:09|
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