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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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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