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Publication: Serial paper: Zhou 2002a, on Sino-Germanic (~Indo-European).

ZHOU Jixu[周及徐] 2002: “Correspondences of the Basic Words between Old Chinese and Proto-lndo-European”, Sino-Platonic Papers 115, Philadelphia. [ISSN 2157-9679]

(It is of one chapter of the author's PhD dissertation, which to be published as Zhou 2002b.)

Main text written in English.

Half DOM method, half Comparative method. Etymological units in numbers. Chinese characters are given.

Selected phonetic data within DOM: Old Chinese in Zhengzhang's reconstruction-transcription system. Pre-Old Chinese in author's own reconstruction-transcription system.

Primary DOM target language: English. Occasionally referred target languages: selection from references. English in orthography. Other languages as citations. Primary etymological reference for target language: Origins: a Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English.

Results of common etymological units: | Chinese ∩ (some representatives of Indo-European languages) | = 89.

Positions on definitions: Inclined to Sino-Indo-European common grounds in the past, with reservations on possibilities of prehistoric contacts between Pre-Old Chinese and Proto-Indo-European.


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