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The evidence for Chinese *-r

Hill, Nathan W. (2016) 'The evidence for Chinese *-r.' Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 9 (2). pp. 190-204.

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Starostin (1989) proposes that Old Chinese had a final *-r that later changed to -n (and sometimes -j). Baxter & Sagart (2014a) incorporate Starostin's proposal in their recent Old Chinese reconstructions. This essay attempts to assemble the evidence for Old Chinese final *-r and to elaborate an explicit notation for the relative strength of this evidence for reconstructing an *-r in particular words.

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 > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
ISSN: 19336985
Depositing User: Nathan Hill
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2016 16:32
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23342


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