Family: Tai-Kadai


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Comments on family membership

Jiamao [jio] has recently been suggested as a language isolate with heavy Hlai overlay (Peter K. Norquest 2007). However, if the suggestion of massive borrowing from Hlai into Jiamao is in fact correct, so little residual vocabulary remains that it appears insufficient for positing a new language isolate. Therefore Jiamao is counted as a Hlai, and thus Tai-Kadai, language.

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Comments on subclassification

(Jerold A. Edmondson and David B. Solnit 1997)


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