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7. ri for dri IV 287. 8. ) IV 336, 347; Ita for lha VI57. 9. rierc for mnen IV 231; gZugfiug for m/wg IA 37, IV 143. 10. se for rtse IA 31. 11. ) IB 97. 12. mye-co IV 240 = ne-tsho 123 etc. [2 (b), B: Root consonants] / / : Final 1. ) -ci6 IA 68, p(h)yab IV 226, 306, 308 (p(h)yag 224), sog IV 275, lhab IA 1. cig (ein) II 10, tfin (sdig) IA 8, hthug (hthun) IB 40. ) IV 268, VI 123. ), nag IV 116 (nan 152, 174, 183). 2. -dj-t (the drag), commonly appended to Verb- and quasi-Verb-, forms, usually PreteriteAorist, in n, r, I (e.

Texts and Docc. Ill, pp. 26—7, and note infra to VI 77. F. Gender Natural sex, as the most fundamental social distinction, must always have played a part in language. g. g. where some species of animal is credited with only one sex, or through attribution of sex, single or plural, to things lacking it. The last of these cases is further complicated by linguistic form, in names where this dictates the grammatical Gender or, in default even of this, the form of an accompanying Adjective decides. , Feminine, fruits neuter, there is room for the remark that the Latin has beside its Masculines amnis and fluvius, 'river', also a not less frequent, Neuter flumen, Greek has not onlyTCOTOC^OS,but also psujzoc and that Sanskrit literature, though the Dictionary gives the two forms nada and nadl, is unanimous in declaring the rivers to be female.

G. in pho-rta, mo-rta, 'stallion', 'mare', po-gsen, 'male gsen\ ma-mo-gsen, 'female gsen\ IV 47—8, that such is the primary denotation of the forms. For pho is used also in the sense of 'senior', as in pho (also phu)-bo, 'elder brother', antithetic to nu-bo, 'junior brother', and phu is widely occurrent in the local sense of 'high', in contrast to 'low', ground. As has been mentioned in connection with phajbajma, the antithetic stems phajma are so deeply and so widely and in so many derivative forms imbedded in the Tibetan language that they cannot be secondary in origin.

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