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Lorenz G. Löffleb
16. Final -ai
English
Mru
Lushei
Burmese
left (side)
wai
vei
wä, b'ay
poiu" out
klai
lei'
lä, hlay
sword
chai
fei ( =
spear)
dao, bush-knife
charai
hrei ( =
= axe)
fog
mai
mei
fire
mai
mei
mi
taU
mai
mei
mri'*
language, call
lai
lei
tongue
dai"
lei
hiya
navel
dai"
lai
husk
wai
vai
phwä
a species of rice
rai
tai
to be
khai
khä
elephant
-chai
-sai
juice
nai
hnai
hnä
duck
-pai
b'ä
bee
kuai
khuai
kwä
-ai
-ei
-i, (-ä, -ya)
-ai
-ai
The dififerentiation of *-ei and *-ai has been lost in Mru. Burmese
should have -i for Lushei -ei (cf. Shafeb's Vocalism T. 5), the problem
of the exceptions may be related to that of Burmese -wä and -we for
Kukish -oi (cf. table 18 and Vocalism T. 21). Mru cannot contribute to
the question.
17. Final -ui and -iii
English Mru Lushei Burmese
rotate ui we
rope rui hrui
select rui rwe
dog kui ui khwe
water, liquid tui tui thwe
egg dui tui
According to Shafeb (1940:327) by metathesis from *rmi, Kukish
*k'-r-'mei.
" Cf. Mikir de (tongue), Tibetan Ice (tongue) and Ue (naval).