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Tibetan vwa ‘fox’ and the sound change Tibeto-Burman *wa -> Old Tibetan o

Hill, Nathan W. (2006) 'Tibetan vwa ‘fox’ and the sound change Tibeto-Burman *wa -> Old Tibetan o.' Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 29 (2). pp. 75-90.

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Abstract

Paul Benedict (1972: 34) proposed that Tibeto-Burman medial *-waregularly leads to -0- in Old Tibetan, but that initial *wa did not undergo this change. Because Old Tibetan has no initial w-, and several genuine words have the rhyme -wa, this proposal cannot be accepted. In particular, the intial of the Old Tibetan word vwa 'fox' is v- and not w-.

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SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
ISSN: 07313500
Copyright Statement: © the Regents of the University of California
Depositing User: Nathan Hill
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 11:05
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5613

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