On the cluster *sr– in Sino-Tibetan

  title={On the cluster *sr– in Sino-Tibetan},
  author={Guillaume Jacques},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Linguistics},
  pages={215 - 223}
  • Guillaume Jacques
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Chinese Linguistics
  • This paper presents a critical overview of previously proposed etymologies involving the initial cluster *sr– between Chinese and other Sino-Tibetan languages. It puts forth one new etymology, which confirms the simplification of the cluster *sr– to s– in Kiranti and the preservation of this cluster in Rgyalrong languages. 


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