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Proto-Kuki-Chin initials according to Toru Ohno and Kenneth VanBik

Hill, Nathan W


Relying on the legacy of Ohno (1965), several scholars have made more recent forays into the reconstruction of Kuki-Chin initials (Khoi 2001, VanBik 2009, Button 2011). A comparison of Ohno’s and VanBik’s systems permits an overview of progress made so far. VanBik accepts all of Ohno’s correspondences, adding a few of his own. Mizo provides a convenient language to contrast their proposals in detail. As the source of Mizo f-, Löffler’s *dz- has advantages over Ohno’s *ź- [ʒ-] and VanBik’s *θ-....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-04-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) issue 7 (2014): 11-30


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