Tangut as a West Gyalrongic language

  title={Tangut as a West Gyalrongic language},
  author={Yunfan Lai and Xun Gong and Jesse P. Gates and Guillaume Jacques},
  journal={Folia Linguistica},
  pages={171 - 203}
Abstract This paper proposes that Tangut should be classified as a West Gyalrongic language in the Sino-Tibetan/Trans-Himalayan family. We examine lexical commonalities, case marking, partial reduplication, and verbal morphology in Tangut and in modern West Gyalrongic languages, and point out nontrivial shared innovations between Tangut and modern West Gyalrongic languages. The analysis suggests a closer genetic relationship between Tangut and Modern West Gyalrongic than between Tangut and… 

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