Communication Centre for Sino-Uralic and Sino-Germanic Etymology and Affinity Studies

Publication: Serial paper: Chang 1988, on Sino-Germanic (~Indo-European).

Tsung-tung Chang[張聰東] 1988: “Indo-European vocabulary in Old Chinese: A new thesis on the emergence of Chinese language and civilization in the Late Neolithic Age”, Sino-Platonic Papers 7, Philadelphia.

Main text written in English.

Half DOM method, half primitive chaining method. Etymological units in IEW reconstructions and DOM Chinese.

Selected phonetic data within DOM: Dialect point of Beijing (Standard Mandarin) in author's own transcription. Document point of 1324 (Early Mandarin) in author's own transcription system. Fusion of document points of 601~1161 (Middle Chinese) in Karlgren's reconstruction-transcription system. Old Chinese in Karlgren's reconstruction-transcription system with author's own modifications.

Primary DOM target language: Proto-Indo-European. Occasionally referred target languages: selection from references. P-IE according to Pokorny's IEW.

Results of common etymological units: | [Old] Chinese ∩ Proto-Indo-European | = >200.

Positions on definitions: Chinese and Proto-Indo-European had prehistoric contacts in China in the Late Neolithic Age.


Access to this publication (free of charge)


[Read more at the homepage]

©2008-2014 CCSUSG

wordpress visitor counter