Etymologies

This page gives links to etymological discussions in this blog, classified by language

 

Chinese

gjew < *[N-k](r)aw ‘elevated’ here
hjuX < *[ɢ]ʷ(r)aʔ ‘feather, wing’ here
khwenX < *[k]ʷʰˤ[e][n]ʔ ‘dog’ here
kjew < *[k](r)aw ‘kind of pheasant’ here
sywijX < *s.turʔ ‘water, river’ here
zywin < *sə.dur ‘lip’ here
  *thu[n] ‘egg’ here
*[tsʰ]ˤuʔ ‘grass’ here
 *[s-q]ʷˤə[n]ʔ

 

‘diminish’ here
*[ɢ]a[n]    ‘pass, go beyond’ here
 *[ɢ](r)ə[r] small of the back here

Tibetan

ཆུ chu water’ here
ཁྱི khyi dog’ here
མཆུ mchu lip’ here
སྒྲོ sgro large feather’ here
སྐུར skur ‘abuse’ here
རྩྭ rtswa ‘grass’ here
སྒལ་པ sgal-pa back of man, back of beast of burden, small of the back’  here
རྒལ་པ rgal-pa to step, pass or climb over; to ford  here

Jingpo

shagrau to praise, extol’ here
shagrau the interior layer under the skin of fruits like the pomelo’ here

Bodo

dəy water’ here
(gusu)təy lip’ here
səy(má) dog’ here
dəy egg’ here

Lushai

ui dog’ here
tui water’ here
tui egg’ here

Proto-Karen (LuangThongkum)

thej A water’ here
thwi B dog’ here
Ɂdej B egg’ here

 

Formation and history of an East Asian macro-phylum