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Hill, Nathan W. (2022) 'The e-grade in Tibetan Honorifics.' Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 15. pp. 479-483.

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Hill (2019a) compares Tib. mkhan ‘know’ with Chi. 見 kenH ‘see’ as evidence for the antiquity of ablaut in the Sino-Tibetan verbal system. Jacques (2020) raises objections to this comparison, which this article aims to answer. The proposed solution is that -e- grade and palatalization typical of Tibetan honorifics continue inherited present stems and that unpalatalized present -e- grades are of an analogical origin.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: ablaut, Sino-Tibetan, verb morphology, sound change, palatalization
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
ISSN: 19336985
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 11:37

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