The main goal of this brief contribution is to account for the etymology of Written Manchu akjan ‘thunder’. This word is an exception to the so-called “First Palatalisation” (Proto-Tunguic *TyV > Jurchen †C), since it appears in Late Jurchen as †a[k]dyan. Additionally, some interesting clues regarding the internal classification of the Tungusic languages, derived from the proposal of the First and Second Palatalisations, shall be commented upon.
A = Kane, D. (1989): The Sino-Jurchen Vocabulary of the Bureau of Interpreters. Bloomington.
Alonso de la Fuente, J. A. (2010/2011): Written Manchu uju ‘head’. UAJb NF 24, pp. 204–226.
Alonso de la Fuente J. A., 'Written Manchu uju ‘head’' (2010) 24UAJb NF: 204-226.
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