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Some Tibetan verb forms that violate Dempsey’s law

Hill, Nathan W. (2014) 'Some Tibetan verb forms that violate Dempsey’s law.' Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, 29. pp. 91-101.

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Abstract

According to Dempsey's law (*-eṅ > iṅ, *-eg > -ig) there should be no inherited Tibetan words that end in the rimes -eṅ and -eg. Although some words of this type exist, a number of these may be explained as analogical developments.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Legacy Departments > 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: 17 Apr 2014 12:00
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18336

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