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Most TB languages reflect the PTB root *r‑nil ⪤ s‑nil, which STC claims to be possibly related to PTB*r‑ni ‘red’ . The Northern Qiang forms for ‘gums’ ‑zdi and ‘red’ ɕi‑ (Taoping χȵi‑), however, seem to come from different initials. The form khV‑ is also common in BL and Qiangic (Bradley reconstructs Proto-Loloish *ʔ‑ko³ on the basis of Lahu Shi and Southern Loloish). Attested compound formations in TB include TOOTH + GUMS, TOOTH + RED, TOOTH + BASE and TOOTH + FOOT; the Chinese formation TOOTH + FLESH is also attested.

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tag num_recs chaptertitle chapter sequence protoform protogloss grpid plg grpno notes num_notes num_comparanda status public username
50496Gums1. STC#003; n.58, n.265, HPTB21KEEP1stedt
33216Gums1.ŋGUMS2PTB0.1cf. Tsangla sha-ni-ring20KEEP1stedt
172312Gums1.ŋPALATE / GUMS2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt