Welcome to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 31)! Thank you for joining us.
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This conference was co-organized by the UHM Department of Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, the NFLRC, and the UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).
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Wednesday, May 18 • 4:20pm - 4:50pm
The Phonology of the Tai Nüa in the 16th century: A preliminary study of the Sino-Baiyi Manual of Translation

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The study of a 16th century glossary book between Chinese and Tai discovered 9 contrastive pairs of phonemes already loss in modern dialects, and confirmed the A1-23-4, B123-4, and C-123-4 split. Evidence for the development of D tones, the current vowel system, and A23 = B4 merger are insufficient.


avatar for Shinnakrit Tangsiriwattanakul

Shinnakrit Tangsiriwattanakul

Graduate Student, Ohio State University
Hi! I'm a Tai historical linguist from Thailand. My research has been focusing heavily on dating sound changes from written evidence, as well as establishing relative chronology between sound changes.

Wednesday May 18, 2022 4:20pm - 4:50pm HST
CC 308