TIBETAN WA-ZUR AND LAUFER'S LAW Jacques, Guillaume

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Jacques, Guillaume
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Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area
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monophthongisation; Tibetan language--Phonology; Tibeto-Burman languages
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Laufer's law, according to which proto-Tibetan *-wa monophthongized to -o in Old Tibetan, is almost universally accepted. However, Hill (2006) pointed out that this law seems to be contradicted by the existence of a genuine -wa rhyme in Old Tibetan: unless Old Tibetan -wa has a distinct origin, the sound law *-wa > -o cannot be valid. The present article proposes a simple solution to Hill's counterargument: Old Tibetan -wa comes from the fusion of two syllables.
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