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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *s_āj
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: interrogative pronoun (what)
Proto-Nakh: *sṭē-n-
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *s:u-n-
Proto-Tsezian: *s(:)V- (~z-)
Proto-Lak: s:a-
Proto-Dargwa: *s(:)e
Proto-West Caucasian: *sA (~ *š-)
Notes: The common NC inanimate interrogative pronoun. Its usage in most EC language shows that it was originally used only as the oblique base.

    See Trubetzkoy 1930, 274, Абдоков 1983, 139.


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