W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 30 07:40:52 UTC 2014

Wikip: <<Chinese li4-shi3 <history> has the following Sino-Xenic
descendants: Japanese rekishi, Korean yeoksa, Vietnamese lich su>>
WB:     Only problem is, gee whiz, Mandarin is the worst topolect to use as
typolect in historical comparisons. Citing Middle Chinese forms nowadays
would not be such a great effort:
Middle Chinese liek+si, Late Han Chinese lek+s@ , Old Chinese
*rek+*sr@? (trashing
notation for ADS-L, of course).

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