[Lingtyp] PUT=LET GO: An areal feature?

Joo Ian ian.joo at outlook.com
Thu Jan 3 10:02:38 UTC 2019

Dear all,

I wonder if you know any language where the primary morpheme meaning 'to put' and the one meaning 'to let go (to seize holding something)' are the same.
At this point I only know four: Mandarin (fàng), Korean (noh), Mongolian (tav), and White Hmong (tso).
They are all spoken in East Asia (with White Hmong spreading out to SE Asia), so I wonder if this feature is unique to this area.

Ian JOO (주이안)

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