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Abstract : The reconstruction of Proto-Pearic phonology allows us to consider the following hypothesis: the contrast -tense vs lax- in Vietic, Katuic and Pearic was formed under the influence of Ancient Chinese along the trade route leading from North-Vietnam to the gulf of Thailand.

Keywords : historical phonology comparative linguistics Pearic Katuic Vietic Mon-Khmer Austroasiatic Ancient Chinese phonation types tense voice lax voice

Author: Michel Ferlus -



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