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Hill, Nathan W. (2019) 'The prefix g- and -o- ablaut in Tibetan present verb stems.' Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 12 (2). pp. 229-236.

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The prevailing internal reconstruction of the Classical Tibetan verbal system accounts for all ablaut phenomena as innovations triggered by erstwhile segmental affixes. The traditional account cannot be correct, because the paradigms of nine verbs show -o- in the present stem without g- and a further three verbs show g- in the present without -o-.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Tibetan verb; ablaut; verb morphology; Tibeto-Burman; 藏語動詞; 元音變異; 動詞形態; 藏緬語
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
ISSN: 19336985
Copyright Statement: © Nathan W. Hill, 2019.This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the prevailing CC-BY-NC License at the time of publication:
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 07:50
Funders: European Union

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