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Karen and Bai differ from most of the rest of the Tibeto-Burman languages mainly in terms of the position of the NP representing the undergoer referent and in terms of having prepositions. Based on the relative frequency of patterns and patterns of change witnessed in some languages, we can assume PST also had the MORPHOSYNTAX: AN OVERVIEW 29 following word order patterns: DEMONSTRATIVE-HEAD, HEAD-NUMBER, NOUN-ADPOSITION, and STANDARD-(MARKER)-ADJECTIVE (see LaPolla 1993a, 1994a; also Dryer, this volume).

4 Baxter (1992: 221; following Chang and Chang 1976, 1977) also associates his *N- prefix (posited to account for characters with phonetic elements that appear in syllables with both stop and homorganic nasal initials) with Tibetan a-chung. g. Gong: *N-ljə k (“), Baxter *mljə k (see Matisoff 1995, footnote 1; originally *Lj_k in Baxter 1992). ). g. g. T’rung r&t ‘to tear down (a house)’ : br&t ‘to collapse (of a house)’; la ‘to throw (down)’ : glà ‘to fall (down)’ (there is also a separate intransitivizing/stativizing ə - prefix in T’rung as well: t%l ‘roll (vt)’ > ə t%l ‘roll (vi)’ (LaPolla 1995c; see also LaPolla 2000a)).

Brill, 76–97. LaPolla, Randy J. W. Y. Aikhenvald (eds) Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Case Studies in Language Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 225–54. Michailovsky, Boyd (1994) ‘Manner vs place of articulation in the Kiranti initial stops’, Hajime Kitamura, Tatsuo Nishida, and Yasuhiko Nagano (eds) Current Issues in Sino-Tibetan Linguistics, The Organizing Committee, the 26th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Osaka 1994, 766–72. , Baron, Stephen P.

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