Maraic languages

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Maraic
EthnicityMara
Geographic
distribution
Mizoram, India and Chin State, Myanmar
Linguistic classificationSino-Tibetan
Glottologmara1381  (Maraic)[1]

The Maraic languages are a branch of Kuki-Chin languages.

Languages[edit]

The Maraic languages are (VanBik 2009:23):

Sound changes[edit]

VanBik (2009) lists the following sound changes from Proto-Kuki-Chin to Proto-Maraic.

  • Proto-Kuki-Chin *-p, *-t, *-k > Proto-Maraic *-ʔ
  • Proto-Kuki-Chin *-ʔ > Proto-Maraic zero
  • Proto-Kuki-Chin *-r, *-l > Proto-Maraic zero
  • Proto-Kuki-Chin *kr- > Proto-Maraic *ts-

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Maraic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Peterson, David. 2017. "On Kuki-Chin subgrouping." In Picus Sizhi Ding and Jamin Pelkey, eds. Sociohistorical linguistics in Southeast Asia: New horizons for Tibeto-Burman studies in honor of David Bradley, 189-209. Leiden: Brill.
  • VanBik, Kenneth. 2009. Proto-Kuki-Chin: A Reconstructed Ancestor of the Kuki-Chin Languages. STEDT Monograph 8. ISBN 0-944613-47-0.