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

Marcel Erdal merdal4 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 13:08:58 UTC 2019

Old Turkic (Mongolia, Xinjiang) kod- 'to put down, place' and 'to abandon,
give up, leave alone, desert' (e.g. in G. Clauson's dictionary).

Am Do., 3. Jan. 2019 um 12:02 Uhr schrieb Joo Ian <ian.joo at outlook.com>:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Ian JOO (주이안)
> http://ianjoo.academia.edu
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