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The Proto-Lolo-Burmese and old Burmese sources of written Burmese -AC*

Nishi, Yoshio

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It is a notable fact that some Written Burmese (WrB) morphemes in -ac are rather consistently spelt with -at when the initials are, or are interpretable as, with medial -y-. Thus WrB hrac ‘eight’ is written in some early Pagan inscriptions as hyat or het. Similarly, we find Old Burmese (OB) ñhat for WrB hñac ‘to squeeze’, OB cat for WrB cac ‘to examine, investigate’, OB khyat for WrB khyac ‘to love’ and OB mryat for WrB mrac ‘root’. On the other hand, the majority of the WrB morphemes in -ac...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-08
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/107171
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS)

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