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By James Alan Matisoff, James Matisoff

This 800-page quantity is a transparent and readable presentation of the present country of analysis at the heritage of the Tibeto-Burman (TB) language kinfolk, a typologically different crew of over 250 languages spoken in Southern China, the Himalayas, NE India, and peninsular Southeast Asia. The TB languages are the one confirmed family members of chinese language, with which they shape the good Sino-Tibetan relations. The exposition is systematic, treating the reconstruction of all of the components of the TB proto-syllable in flip, together with preliminary consonants (Ch. III), prefixes (Ch. IV), monophthongal and diphthongal rhymes (Ch. V), ultimate nasals (Ch. VII), ultimate stops (Ch. VIII), ultimate drinks (Ch. IX), root-final *-s (Ch. X), suffixes (Ch. XI). specific recognition is paid to variational phenomena in any respect historic degrees (e.g. Ch. XII "Allofamic version in rhymes").This instruction manual builds at the top prior scholarship, and provides up to date fabric that has collected during the last 30 years. It includes reconstructions of over 1000 Tibeto-Burman roots, in addition to advised comparisons with a number of hundred chinese language etyma. it really is liberally listed and cross-referenced for max accessibility and inner consistency.Emphasis is put on the unique theoretical matters eager about old reconstruction within the East/Southeast Asian linguistic region.

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93 (2) prefix loss or prefix absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 (3) prefix substitution or prefix alternation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 (4) prefix fusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 (5) prefix preemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

280 (5) *-u≥ and *-uÚ≥ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Nasals after mid vowels *-e- and *-o- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 (1) *-em . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 (2) *-en and *-on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 (3) *-e≥ and *-o≥ . . . . . . .

528 (3) Tripartite variation involving final velars and dentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Final labials & final velars (gravity alternations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 (1) Where the directionality is clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 (2) Variation with no obvious conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 (3) Where there is -m / -≥ variation between TB and Chinese .

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