Remarques sur le consonantisme du proto kam-sui

Abstract : The Kam-Sui branch of the Tai-Kadai phylum comprises several languages that are scattered in Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi. Five have been used here: Dong, Sui, Maonan, Mulao and Lajia; the latter is usually classified apart by specialists. These langages are now monosyllabic but a comparison of their consonantal systems leads us to reconstruct disyllables for the proto-language. Lajia and Mulao are of crucial importance for this reconstruction. Each language shows various phonetic shifts and the correspondences are regular for part of the lexicon only. It might be necessary to reconsider the existence of a proto-Kam-Sui.
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Michel Ferlus. Remarques sur le consonantisme du proto kam-sui. Cahiers de linguistique - Asie Orientale, CRLAO, 1996, 25 (2), pp.235-278. ⟨halshs-00927223⟩

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