Reconstructing the * s-prefix in Old Chinese

  title={Reconstructing the * s-prefix in Old Chinese},
  author={Laurent Sagart and William Baxter},
--English abstract This paper presents the treatment of the Old Chinese *sprefix in the Baxter-Sagart system of Old Chinese reconstruction. The main functions of the prefix are to increase the valency of verbs and to derive oblique deverbal nouns. The phonetic evolutions to Middle Chinese of *swith different kinds of OC root initials are discussed. Two… CONTINUE READING