Re: [tied] Re: Of cows and living

From: Patrick Ryan
Message: 43496
Date: 2006-02-20

----- Original Message -----
From: tgpedersen
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 5:22 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Of cows and living

--- In, "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@...>
> Torsten, I think Old Chinese is fairly straightforward but I thank
you for the nice and very interesting summary.
> I am much more concerned about why Sino-Tibetan presents itself as
a prefixing language.
> Any thoughts?
> It seems to be there is another, as yet unidentified "player" at
the table.

I'd answer the question if I knew what it was.

Then try this:
do you think prefixing rather than suffixing is due to the Tibetan component of Old Chinese?
And, secondarily, what other language families showing prefixing might Tibetan related to?

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