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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *x_V
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: interrogative pronoun (who, what)
Proto-Nakh: *χa
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *ʎ:i-
Proto-Tsezian: *ʎ:u- /*ʎ:i-
Proto-Lezghian: *ʎ:i / *ʎ:ʷi
Proto-West Caucasian: *xA
Notes: The vocalic reconstruction is somewhat uncertain (probably, due to old Ablaut). We may note that this interrogative stem is mostly (although not always) used in oblique cases, notably ergative.

    See Trubetzkoy 1922, 239; 1930, 274.


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