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Hill, Nathan W. (2019) 'The derivation of the Tibetan present prefix g- from ḥ-.' Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 72 (3). pp. 325-332.

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According to the communis opinio it is arbitrary whether a Tibetan verb takes the prefix g- or ḥ- in its present stem. This paper instead argues that ḥ- [ɣ] originated as a phonetically conditioned variant of g-; a pattern that became obscured through the coinage of denominative verbs and analogical developments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Tibetan verb, internal reconstruction, historical phonology, verb morphology
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
ISSN: 00016446
Copyright Statement: © Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt. This is the accepted manuscript of an article published by Akadémiai Kiadó in Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae available online:
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 09:32
Funders: European Union

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