george.vandriem at ISW.UNIBE.CH george.vandriem at ISW.UNIBE.CH
Mon Jun 30 05:17:46 UTC 2014

Dear Meiraba

What do you mean by lemon? The yellow fruit in modern supermarkets which is sold as a lemon might very well originate from the Indo-Burmese borderlands, but this hybrid does not appear to be a particularly ancient hybrid. Citrus x limon is currently believed to be a hybrid of the naturally occurring citron Citrus medica and the bitter orange hybrid Citrus × aurantium. The bitter orange is itself a hybrid of the shaddock Citrus maxima and the mandarin orange Citrus reticulata. Of course, there are also other species of the Citrus genus. Most of these trees do not grow on the Tibetan plateau, however.

Many good wishes,

Professor Dr. George van Driem
Director, Institute of Linguistics
University of Bern
Länggassstrasse 49
CH 3000 Bern 9

vandriem at isw.unibe.ch<mailto:vandriem at isw.unibe.ch>

On 30 Jun 2014, at 10:35, Meiraba Takhellambam <meiraba at GMAIL.COM<mailto:meiraba at GMAIL.COM>> wrote:

Dear All

Apologies for a silly query but can anybody help me out on how to say Lemon in Burmese and in Tibetan.



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