The exposition is systematic, treating the reconstruction of the entire components of the TB proto-syllable in flip, together with preliminary consonants (Ch. III), prefixes (Ch. IV), monophthongal and diphthongal rhymes (Ch. V), ultimate nasals (Ch. VII), ultimate stops (Ch. VIII), ultimate drinks (Ch. IX), root-final *-s (Ch. X), suffixes (Ch. XI). specific cognizance is paid to variational phenomena in any respect ancient degrees (e.g. Ch. XII "Allofamic edition in rhymes").
This Handbook builds at the most sensible earlier scholarship, and provides up to date fabric that has collected during the last 30 years. It includes reconstructions of over one thousand Tibeto-Burman roots, in addition to instructed comparisons with numerous hundred chinese language etyma. it's liberally listed and cross-referenced for optimum accessibility and inner consistency.
Emphasis is put on the targeted theoretical matters enthusiastic about old reconstruction within the East/Southeast Asian linguistic area.
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