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Author Norquest, Peter K., author.

Title A phonological reconstruction of Proto-Hlai / by Peter K. Norquest.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 368 pages .).
Series Languages of Asia series ; volume 13
Languages of Asia series ; v. 13.
Note Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Arizona, 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary In 'A Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Hlai', Norquest presents a reconstruction of Proto-Hlai based on data from twelve Hlai languages spoken on Hainan, China. This reconstruction includes chapters on both the Proto-Hlai initials and rimes, and original sesquisyllabic forms are shown to be necessary to account for the reflexes between the daughter languages. A comparison is made between Proto-Hlai and Proto-Tai, and a preliminary reconstruction of Proto Southern Kra-Dai (the immediate ancestor of Proto-Hlai) is performed. When this is compared with Proto-Hlai, it is shown that several important sound changes occurred between Pre-Hlai and Proto-Hlai. The aberrant Jiamao language is also examined, focusing on its complex contact relationships with other Hlai languages.
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Subject Proto-Li language -- Phonology.
Reconstruction (Linguistics)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Norquest, Peter K. Phonological reconstruction of Proto-Hlai. 9789004300163 9004300163 (DLC) 2015026096
ISBN 900430052X (electronic bk.)
9789004300521 (electronic bk.)
9789004300163 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9004300163 (hardcover alkaline paper)